Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

As a lovely finale to April’s National Poetry Month, last night was local Richmond author, the talented Meg Medina’s unveiling ceremony of the Hope Tree Project at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  
Meg brought together art in many forms with her books she’s written, her milagros project with area high school students [Very talented, as seen by the many varied and different milagros on the trees], and the Latin Ballet of Virginia, that moved in their bright colors to the great beats provided by the volunteer musicians, all showing that poetry can manifest in many forms.  Even the ‘animals’ that were ‘prowling / dancing’ around the dancers and audience as well.
A great evening, but if you missed it, and even though you missed the great motion poetry exhibited, you can see the great, creative, and heart felt, milagros on the trees in the Children’s Garden at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through July 4th.   
Hope in solid form.
So yes, you should check out Ginter, And the Milagros.

Of course, you should check out Meg’s books as well, including her latest, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind.
Here’s Meg’s blog so you can check out the pictures and info’ I’ve forgotten or neglected to include.

Speaking of poetry - James River Writers’ April Writing Show was filled with poets and poetry.  Winning poets and poetry.  [The panel had the winners of the recent poetry contest.]
These poets also created in ‘other’ forms as well, visual artist, scientist, novelist, poetry guerrilla …  
Yes, that is correct.  You read that right.  Poetry guerrilla.   

Who knew, right?

And no, I’m not going to explain.  Or tell.   You shouldda been there.   ***Evil grin***

But there’s still time to think about JRW’s May Writing Show - don’t know that there’ll be guerrillas there.  Never know though I guess since that was a surprise the other night!
There will be the talented, and lovely, New York agent, Michelle Brower, back to Richmond to talk to us about how to do a synopsis.  Properly.
And the equally lovely and talented, local author Stacy Hawkins Adams.
So go ahead and plan on coming - info’ here.

You might just come away with nuggets of wisdom like this:
‘Write what you know but try to know what’s beyond your own navel’ - attributed to Sandra Beasley said to be out on book tour for her book, Don’t Kill The Birthday Girl.

And to bid farewell to April, and welcome May, these are from Nature’s Gift Aromatherapy Newsletter - check out the great items over at the Nature’s Gift website   

Aromatic Quotes of the Month
"And she was fair as is the rose in May." Geoffrey Chaucer

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.”  Unknown

"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
-  Edwin Way Teale

"Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire."
-  Virgil

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