It's National Poetry Month.
It's also The National Week of Conversation.
Seems like a good time to see...
we can draw
from our poets
Here's a poem from Alberto Ríos...
How much are we able to give?
How does giving change us?
Can we create something greater from the difference?
While you're talking,
here is a poetic blessing
from Lucille Clifton...
Can we travel together in our conversation
beyond the face of fear?
Can we listen to one another
and sail through this to that
to find common ground?
We'll close this week with one more poem
that you may remember from years ago.
A favorite from Shel Silverstein...
Can we stop tugging
and find a way
to win together?
Tomorrow is National Poem in Your Pocket Day.
We're encouraged by the Academy of American Poets to carry a favorite poem around for the day and share it with others.
Consider sharing one of these poems...
or one of your favorites...
with a friend to start a conversation.
Perhaps a little shared poetry can bring us together...
and inspire us to find those purple points.
-The Purple Living Room Team
"Meet in the Middle" is a Purple Living Room campaign encouraging people from across the political spectrum to meet together each week in order to find common ground. Each middle of the week (WEDNESDAY!) we'll post an update on Purple Living Room Project activities. Share YOUR progress on our Facebook group page or in the comments here. Our goal?