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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.

    SACRED SPACE

    SACRED SPACE

    AT THE END OF 2023 we spent 2 months in India and some of these poems reflect my experience in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Ganeshpuri where we participated in a retreat called Pilgrimage to the Heart and then stayed and offered service. Sacred space seems to exist in "powerful" physical locations, in reality we each carry own Sacred Space in our Hearts.The Nobel Laureate poet Joseph Brodsky said :Humanity should always be in touch with the Gods,Poetry carries their messages,A...

    • 9 min
    SEDONA’S RED ROCKS - WARS & MORE

    SEDONA’S RED ROCKS - WARS & MORE

    As I waited for inspiration the world changed - the war between Israel & Hamas - the power battle between extremes in the GOP - The performance we attended of “Considering Matthew Shepard”, a poignant and brilliant reminder of the co-existence of hate and love. You will hear how I have been effected by these, as I realize that poetry has a valuable role in this world.These poems also reflect my search for an experience of the famed "Vortexes of Sedona".Support the Show.

    • 8 min
    RAFTING DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER - PART 2

    RAFTING DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER - PART 2

    This episode continues my photographic trip down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. These poems describe the "total experience" of life on the river; ending with our last supper!Support the Show.

    • 9 min
    RAFTING DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER Part 1

    RAFTING DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER Part 1

    Season 3 Episode 13 Colorado river poemsfor 7 nights & 8 days in the heat of Late August & early September 2023 I went rafting down the Colorado River through the rapids of the Grand Canyon, taking a landscape photo workshop with 8 students and 2 teachers. Every evening I read my daily poem to the group - here they are! Notes: The 2 rafts were named "Raven" and "Red Wall". A Sarong is a long length of colorful cloth you can wrap around you. A "Groover" is...

    • 9 min
    POEMS & PATTERNS

    POEMS & PATTERNS

    These poems are from my first photography & poetry book published on Blurb.com in 2011. They are a reflection of my concern about the environment (before Al Gore's Book "The Inconvenient Truth"). They follow the 5 Elements of Earth, Water, Air, Wood, & Fire.Support the Show.

    • 10 min
    AUGUST MUSINGS

    AUGUST MUSINGS

    We are lucky to live with a nature preserve on our doorstep, and the Naples Botanical Garden a bike ride away. We also had a family week in the Outer Banks. All these places inspired these poems. I was also motivated by a Masterclass given by Amanda Gorman.Support the Show.

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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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