Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mark thy calendar …

Welcome To Philly Poetry Day, Saturday, April 25, 2020!

Any Time

How long ago the day is
when at last I look at it
with the time it has taken
to be there still in it
now in the transparent light
with the flight in the voices
the beginning in the leaves
everything I remember
and before it before me
present at the speed of light
in the distance that I am
who keep reaching out to it
seeing all the time faster
where it has never stirred from
before there is anything
the darkness thinking the light

W.S. Merwin

Welcome To Philly Poetry Day, Saturday, April 25, 2020!

  1 Take any line from the above Merwin poem
       and write it in chalk on your sidewalk

  2  or write it on paper or cardboard and place
      in your garden or on your windows –
      anywhere it can be seen and read

  3  or text it or tweet it

  4  or write it on the outside of an envelope
      and mail it to a friend

  5  Move the poem out into the world in any way you invent

      In this way the entire poem will be composed many times
      and you will be connected to each part of it and each person

  6  Take a photo and email to Leonard:
and/or post to the Philly Poetry Day Facebook Page with comment

      Philly Poetry “Day” 2020 Extends From Friday, April 24 – Thursday, April 30
      And Extends Everywhere

      Be Safe And Well, Peace And Thanks, Leonard Gontarek
                                                      & The Philly Poetry Day Crew!

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