Giant blanket of warmth
in the sunlight’s dew of morning
that spoken silence is gold found
Sitting here on my couch drinking bourbon
Yesterday’s snow melts on old brick rooftops
The sound of train whistles is so urban
Our world is too busy to even stop
I respect the lonely people outside
Heads are spun in motion sickness space clouds
Ear buds and smart phones are places to hide
Accomplishments in life we are real proud
Suburban winter life in Chicago
Kickball games and trash picking in the streets
It won’t be long until the flowers grow
Dance through the lush green grass in our bare feet
Shelter exists within my sleepy dreams
Protecting my soul from the midnight screams
When I was in high school, I had to read this poem and learn to appreciate it. Well, I certainly did. It’s vivid, lonely, dark and rather eye opening. T.S. Elliot is in my top five list of favorite classic poets. This poem alone is absolutely my favorite piece of poetry. It’s written in the way I have always wished I could write. Thank you for the inspiration. I have included an audio version read by Anthony Hopkins:
Join us in celebrating National Poetry month with a special author visit by Christopher Noe this Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Messenger Public Library. Poet Christopher Noe, will be our guest and share excerpts from his book titled “Wait For the Night To Smile: the poetry of Christopher Noe”. He will also speak on his writing process and answer questions from readers and writers alike. There will also be copies of his book available for purchase and will autograph upon request. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event!
I am excited to announce that on Thursday, June 28th we will be welcoming writer and poet, Christopher Noe. He will read from his book of poems and speak to us about the writing process and publishing. See the attachment for more information. I hope you will try to attend and help us welcome him.
If you have any questions or comments you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important people; like John Zeisel, the director of Hearthstone Alzheimer Care; point out that paintings, drawings and photographs are an excellent treatment to reduce the symptoms of this horrible illness. It’s sort of like a strong pill that you might take once a week to sharpen the memory.
A healthy dose of great art can actually stimulate the engaging and thoughtful memories that are still in the brain and pull them out, according to Francesca Rosenberg of the Museum of Modern Art.
This disease is a serious form of dementia that causes memory loss. Scientists are also discovering that most memories are stored as images and are not even destroyed by Alzheimer’s. So nothing’s wrong with being a visual learner, after all.
If none of this information is enough to convince you to attend the Aurora Artwalk this June and get inspired, then let me tell you more.
What is an Artwalk? Think of an art show. But this event is spread out and covers a lot of ground within just one block. Sights, sounds and emotional feelings all come together in an engaging and edgy fashion.
It’s an awesome way for creative folks to hang out, get connected and check out what the poets, musicians, photographers, sculptors and other artists are up to. It truly is an inspiration for all attending.
The community of the historic downtown Aurora wishes to see a flourishing and creative community evolve into something great towards the future. This really is an opportunity for everyone to see what possibilities are available out there and the performers can showcase the beauty of their work.
So remember to visit the city of Aurora on Friday June 8th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. While you’re down there, grab some coffee at a local café and take a stroll through the historic buildings full of astonishing art. Your senses will be to dazzled
Fellow friend, relative and co-worker, Christopher Noe, will be featured at the Aurora Artwalk showcasing his poetry, writing styles and his new book.
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I was recently selected to be featured at old alma-mater magazine under the “Class Notes” section. I was honored to be selected and featured in this publication.