The Poetry of Courage

Some people discover courage within poetry.  Others discover it takes courage to write poetry in the first place.  Today we explore challenging your voice, and voicing your challenge.

Choir music:  “We Are,” arranged by Eloise Porter

Poems read by Aimee Noel, Glynda Thume, Paul Markowitz and Brian Nelson:

“Do Not Be Ashamed” by Wendell Berry
“Connections Are Made Slowly” by Marge Piercy
“Women” by Alice Walker
“Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
“To Be Human Is To Sing Your Own Song” by Mary Oliver
“For Stephen Funk, In Prison For Protesting The Iraq War” by Shaindel Beers
“I May, I Might, I Must” by Marianne Moore
From “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
From “Song Of The Open Road” by Walt Whitman
“Bravery” by Todd Boss
Courage” by Amelia Earhart
Courage” by Harold Arlen
Blessings For The Journey” by Reverend Jill Terwilliger
Stairway” by Michael Wright
From “Keep Moving” by Maggie Smith