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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

    • Religion & Spirituality
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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.

    TEA TIME AND ERNEST

    TEA TIME AND ERNEST

    In this episode you will hear about Ernest Hemingway, Tea and the wonderful, positive impact the pandemic shutdowns have had on the natural world.  My hope is that we can continue to protect and support the natural world intentionally, instead of simply as a side effect.
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    • 11 min
    INSIDE OUTSIDE

    INSIDE OUTSIDE

    Its May 16, 2021 International Day of Light and International Day of living together in Peace.   Yet we are now witnessing a horrible conflict in the Middle East.
    Many years ago Swami Muktananda gave a talk:  Life is a play of Sunlight and Shadow.
    You cannot avoid seeing both, but you can choose how to experience them.  I personally have negative and positive feelings that I may choose to express, and invite you through this poetry to enter the door and join me on this journey, as we remember our humanity, our true nature, our spiritual Self, and witness the material and physical reality we live in.  
    As long as we remember whom we truly are in our hearts, we can play our roles with joy and love and we will do our best to make this world a better place. 
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    • 9 min
    RING IN RESILIENCE

    RING IN RESILIENCE

    May 2021 - for over a year we have been living cautiously waiting for this pandemic to go away.  We have been resilient and flexible.  We must keep resilient, and we can keep learning about resilience from many unexpected sources, such as:
    Toothpaste and sunscreen.
    Tricolor Herons
    Magnolias
    Swamps
    Scam callers!!
     
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    • 9 min
    BIRDS, BOOKS & BUYING

    BIRDS, BOOKS & BUYING

    Covid is still with us, so simple delights of being in nature and reading a good book are pleasant rewards and a good use of the extra time we have saved by buying over the internet instead of “shopping around”.  This episode tells stories in short...

    • 9 min
    SPRINGTIME

    SPRINGTIME

    It has been one year since we started this podcast, so now it seems the right time to restart with Season 2 Episode 1.    Springtime -  Just as we have hopes of emerging from the worst of the Covid pandemic, we have emerged from one era of political leadership in the US,  into a new world of leadership focused on recovery and regeneration, rebuilding and rebalancing.  This time can become our golden hour, and 2021 our golden year.
    Poems in this episode are: 
    Passover & Easter (Again).  One year of TransformationThe Golden HourMoving forward

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    • 8 min
    SEESAW

    SEESAW

    Do you remember when as a child you played on a seesaw, shooting up high and coming down with a thump absorbing the shock with your bent legs.  It is Spring 2021 and these poems reflect my personal and our communal seesawing experience of the last few...

    • 8 min

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extraordinary poetry and gonging

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