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Brick Street Poetry Inc., the not-for-profit that publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal and sponsors the monthly series, Poetry on Brick Street, will host the Indiana Dead Poets Celebration from 6- 8 p.m., May 4, in the historic Gothic Chapel at Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St., Indianapolis.
The celebration, free and open to the public, will honor the work of five Indiana poets – Sarah T. Bolton, James Whitcomb Riley, Meredith Nicholson, Etheridge Knight and Ruth Lilly – who are all buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Costumed re-enactors will read the works of these poets. Finger foods from the lifetime of each poet will be served. The poet reading Ruth Lilly’s poetry will not be in costume.
Thanks to Barry Harris, Editor of the Tipton Poetry Journal for the information provided in this post.
Peace is a Patient Farmer
A new world waits to be born –
wave after wave brings us closer
to the mystic shore. Some sing,
generous with fate, to distant
Mountains in the North. Some
sleep at the feet of the gentle ones.
Here, you cannot travel
without first finding it within.
Peace is a patient farmer
who rises before the light.
Do not mourn the past
for all great minions fall away.
The wild breathless pace
of change continues.
Days give way to nomad years
and with them, the forgiven
sins of men. Under turquoise skies
we plow the fields
of a thousand blazing
(Written by Jessica Thompson. First published in Nomad’s Choir, Spring 2010.)
My free-verse poem “Peace is a Patient Farmer” has been published in the Spring 2010 issue of Nomad’s Choir, a small press journal that has been publishing poetry for over twenty years. Copies are available for $1.50 by sending a check to editor Joshua Meander – a fine poet in his own right. You can subscribe for $5.oo and get four issues a year. So pull out that $5 bill, put it into an envelope and mail to:
30-15 Hobart F4H
Woodside, NY 11377.
You can submit your poetry to the same address.