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National Poetry Day 2020: A Vision of Beauty from George, Lord Byron

This is from a series of videos we made in 2015 for the theme of Light for NPD. This poem is also about a vision of beauty. She Walks in Beauty, by George Lord Byron, read by people in Bristol who work with light.

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National Poetry Day 2020 – Dazzle Dance by Sue Hardy-Dawson

We filmed this poem in 2015 for National Poetry Day’s theme of Light – but it fits with Vision beautifully! The wonderful poem Dazzle Dance amazingly performed by Lydia Elisabeth Wild, fire performer.

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National Poetry Day 2020, Shadow Places by Jan Dean, read by Megan Matthews.

This poem was filmed as part of a Family Poetry Exhibition for Bristol Poetry Festival, all material for which is still available.

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A Vision Poem for National Poetry Day by John Dougherty!

Here’s something a little different – a video without me in! This was filmed a while ago in a different world when poets could get together and we could film them reading poems! This is the wonderful John Dougherty and Pink!

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National Poetry Day TODAY!

  It’s NPD, and I’m posting poems and poetry videos on the theme of Vision. Here’s a poem with questions for the moon – her sky is very different from ours! No colourful sunsets or sunrises with no atmosphere, the sun will be off and then – on!  No clouds, and her dark side never …

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National Poetry Day!

Tomorrow is National Poetry Day! Being a National Poetry Day Ambassador, I will be posting poems and videos here and on my sister blog, Poetry Roundabout on this year’s theme of Vision. Here is a poem I wrote for a book edited by Brian Moses, called The Cowpat-Throwing Contest, and Other Sporting Poems. The illustration …

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Madam C. J. Walker, First Female Self-Made Millionaire in U.S.

I am putting up some posts from the past about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.) (photographers). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove, the last of six children, on December 23rd, 1867, in Louisiana. Sarah’s parents and four older brothers and one sister were …

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Ruby Bridges, First Black Child in a White School.

I’m posting a few past posts on extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter By Uncredited DOJ photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Today’s blog is by the other fellow author of my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, the wonderful and talented Michaela Morgan: . The poem My First Day at School, …

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Ida B Wells, Early Fighter Against Institutional Racism

I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Mary Garrity Restored by Adam Cuerden – Based on image originally from NAEMVZELXQV2iw at Google Cultural Institute I wish I had more room to tell the complete story of this extraordinary woman. She was intelligent, she was brave, she never gave …

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

  I’m posting a few of my past posts about extraordinary people of colour. #blacklivesmatter Sister Rosetta Tharpe – AMAZING! Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on a cotton plant in Arkansas, on the 20th of March, 1915, and died in 1973, in Philadelphia, after a long career as a musician. Her parents were cotton …

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