Friday, July 15, 2022

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment

Ed Hessler 

Today's poem, "Interdependence Day" is by John Amen.

And in the news, poet Ada Limon has been named the new U. S. poet laureate. She is the 24th and will assume this position in September. This is the press release from the Library of Congress which includes a description and of the laureateship.

In reporting on NPR by Meghan Collins Sullivan (Senior Editor, Arts & Culture desk), Limon told her, "I think that it's really important to remember that even in this particularly hard moment, divided moment, poetry can really help us reclaim our humanity. I think we need to remember that we possess the full spectrum of human emotions. And I think moving through that grief and trauma, anger, rage — through poetry I think we can actually remember that on the other side of that is also contentment, joy, a little peace now and again, and that those are all a part of the same spectrum. And that without one, we don't have the other."

Here is a sample.  And two more.

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