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Truthful, humorous and insightful poetry to uplift and brighten your day. Hosted and written by Martin Strasmore. The resounding gongs, played by Kassandra Strasmore, offer an experience of peace and tranquility. Good poetry can open up the mind and heart to new ways of seeing the world, accepting difficulties and embracing opportunities for transformation. Each episode is intended to support and uplift the world and to renew our respect for each other and nature.

Poetry For Now Martin Strasmore

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Truthful, humorous and insightful poetry to uplift and brighten your day. Hosted and written by Martin Strasmore. The resounding gongs, played by Kassandra Strasmore, offer an experience of peace and tranquility. Good poetry can open up the mind and heart to new ways of seeing the world, accepting difficulties and embracing opportunities for transformation. Each episode is intended to support and uplift the world and to renew our respect for each other and nature.

    A LONG TIME AGO

    A LONG TIME AGO

    As a younger adventurous traveller I had many experiences and lessons to learn.  These poems reflect some of those, and they are not at all in chronological order.
    The summer of 72, part 1 takes place in Colombia Before you know takes place in NepalGreece: takes place on the Pelopennese Peninsular

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    EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY

    EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY

    Taking care of the earth and nature comes naturally once you take a walk slowly, appreciating the plants, animals, insects and birds around you. We are lucky to have a small nature preserve on our doorstep.  You will also hear Kassandra' s gong concert where she plays using the Fibonacci pattern.
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    NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

    NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

    This episode has 3 poems:
    "National Poetry Month" is a humorous poem about poetry book titles.
    "Go to the Page with a Heart as open as the Heart of God" takes this title from a line in a book by Elizabeth Stroud.
    "Journals" is about what goes into our journals and where they all go!
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    CALL FOR JOY

    CALL FOR JOY

    While our human family suffers in many places around the globe, from Covid and war, Ukraine is staring us in the face.  In our safe and peaceful lives here in the US we must do our best to do whatever we can to reduce pain and bring back joy soon.  We cannot let despair win.
    The poems include: The sun will shine!   Neighborhood Gong Concert.  The Joy of Bread.
    "In conclusion" has suggestions for how you too can help the refugees.
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    MAKE PEACE NOT WAR

    MAKE PEACE NOT WAR

    Every day since Russia invaded Ukraine I have written something that’s help me process this awful situation; a reality that the world is facing today.  As I listened to this steel band I felt that steel can create music & pleasure or destruction and pain.  It is our choice.
    The poems came day by day, starting on Saturday (February 26, 2022).  The courage of the Ukrainian people is celebrated and supported.


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    DOORS, WINDOWS & HAIRCUTS

    DOORS, WINDOWS & HAIRCUTS

    GOING WITH THE FLOW- Billy Collins, the great American Poet, suggested pick a starting subject and just keep writing, allowing it to surprise you - and keep at it until it ends.  What is poetry? Good question!  These poems led me to old memories and some new endings.  The last poem was sparked by Mark Doly’s poem - this is your home now.
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Customer Reviews

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RichardfromNY ,

Poetry of the moment!

This is poetry that takes you into the silence and joy of the present moment. Easy to listen to and uplifting in its message!

arjuna N ,

beautiful

extraordinary poetry and gonging

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