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Brick Street Poetry hosts the Indiana Dead Poets Celebration

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.


Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

~ Walt Whitman


“Look how noble the world is, the lonely-flowing waters,

the secret-keeping stones, the flowing sky.” 

~Quotation by Robinson Jeffers

“I only went out for a walk,  and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in”
– John Muir (1838-1914)


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.)

THANK YOU to Joshua Meander, Editor of Nomad’s Choir.

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: 

Joshua Meander

30-15 Hobart F4H

Woodside, NY  11377. 

You can submit your poetry to the same address.


“He who cannot give anything away

cannot feel anything either.”

~Friedrich Nietzsche


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