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Some great conversations about the power of poetry. Have words ever changed your world?
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The lasting, positive effect of former teachers' words inspired me to create ThankingOfYou.com
Hmmm not so Madam !!!!!
The Profit by Kahlil Gibran On Joy and Sorrow helped me get through it.
When I was 17, my best friend and my boyfriend fell off of a waterfall and died. I was given THE PROFIT
When my home burned & I despaired I was sustained by the love of people who knew me through my poetry
Poetry has a power like magic specially when it is concencentrated, but according to our life now complicated age with new technology and highly qualified communication the power of word got less effect.
"Thanatopsis" by Wm Cullen Bryant; "Drying Their Wings" by Vachel Lindsey; "Pippa's Song" by Robert Browning: learned in grade school, almost a roadmap for living one's life. Of course we learned The Song of Solomon from the Bible, which is very beautiful
Words are powerful. Poetry makes words even stronger.
I think maybe "The House With Nobody In It" by Joyce Kilmer taught me to think in metaphors. (Does that make any sense?) Learned it in 5th grade and am now 75 and can still recite it.
You can do a lot with words, they are powerful. The right words transform lives
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