TC355: The Power of Poetry

TC355: The Power of Poetry

In this week’s episode of the Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome poet Michael Mejia. Mike shares several of his poems, and he and Robin discuss the poetry of Ahmed Badr, Rumi, and others.

Mike Mejia in Sedona, Arizona

Read Mike’s poem Untitled – A Journey Beyond Labels“.

Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle

Mytho-Poetic States?

In this video Jason Silva  muses on the Power of Poetry from his “Shots of Awe” series.

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. – Kahlil Gibran

Michael’s upcoming events:

  • July 30, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 PM– Poetry reading at Sundappled, 216 Foothill Blvd, Claremont, California. Michael is the featured guest along with Staxx and Ron Blakely
  • August 12,2017 6:00 PM – Interworks Wellness Center,  1306 Monte Vista Ave. #8, Upland, CA – Kundalini Yoga and Poetry Reading

References:

10 Points on the Power of Poetry

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth to Share Their Stories with Narratio – Ahmed Badr, an Iraqi-American,wrote the moving poem “A Thank You Letter From The Bomb That Visited My Home 11 Years Ago”. This article talks about his project that provides a forum for others to tell their own story. The article contains an audio link to Ahmed reading his poem.

1 Comment

  1. Robin
    Jul 17, 2017

    Im looking forward to tomorrow night show
    Part 2 the power of poetry. The power of connection.

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