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¡A correos! Poetry posters mailing today!

My poetry posters are going in the mail today! I've been delayed in getting to the post office because I have had a family member in the hospital most of this month, but she is home now and recovering well, so I am getting back into my normal workday schedule again. Thanks for your patience! I'll be shipping posters to Colorado, Oregon, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, and various locations in Texas, as well as to Spain, Argentina, Haiti, Italy, Australia, Mexico, and Scotland. I still have some left, so feel free to spread the word, so we can keep "spreading" poetry!

Hoy me voy a correos para enviarles sus cartlelitos de poesía. He tardado un poco en enviarlos debido a que mi hermana ha estado hospitalizado durante casi todo este mes, pero está en casa ahora y recuperando. ¡Qué alegría! Estoy enviando carteles a España, Argentina, Italia, Escocia, Haití, Australia, México, a los estados de Colorado, Florida, Oregón, Maryland, Oklahoma y por supuesto a varios sitios en T…

A Poetic Gift for You

Time to celebrate National Poetry Month!My new 2010 Poetry Posters are a fun way to do just that. This year's poster features a poem that honors and celebrates families, our roots and our futures. If you would like to receive one, simply contact me through the contact link on this blog or at my Website, and I will send you one--anywhere in the world--as my gift to you.

I have two versions, one in English and one in Spanish. Please let me know which one you want. If you would like one of each, I will send you both. I am producing only 100 posters in each language. So, if you want one, the sooner you let me know, the better.

Enjoy National Poetry Month! Please feel free to share this offer with your friends and family. Celebrate your roots, your future, the people you love and the beautiful planet that sustains us in our life journeys. May many blessings be yours, and may poetry be present in your life every day.

Ya es hora de celebrar el Mes nacional de la poesía. Celébralo con mi …

Good Friday Words

I have just returned from a performance of Brahms' Requiem. It is not the first time I have heard this masterwork--but it is the best time. The choir of a local Presbyterian church brought this piece to life with precision and spirit. They not only sang the music, they also sang the words, their meanings vibrated through the quiet sanctuary.

I arrived at the service early. I thought I might have trouble finding a seat, knowing that this was Good Friday, knowing what a rare blessing it is to hear this Requiem sung beautifully and reverently. The congregation was easily countable. Maybe, maybe, we numbered 40 people in a church that seats hundreds comfortably.

And so, I felt almost as if the scriptural words were being sung directly to me. It is easy to have this feeling in a small audience. To me, they sang:

For mortal flesh is as the grass, and all the comeliness of man is as the grasses' flowers. The grass hath withered, and the flower thereof hath fallen.

You now are sorrowful…