Linda shared Welcome Address to freshman parents at Boston Conservatory, given by Karl Paulnack, pianist and director of music division at Ithaca College this week on Facebook and it is a long, moving read that goes well with today's poem. I encourage you not to miss it!
The Art Room
By Shara McCallum
for my sistersBecause we did not have threads
of turquoise, silver, and gold,
we could not sew a sun nor sky.
And our hands became balls of fire.
And our arms spread open like wings.
Because we had no chalk or pastels,
no toad, forest, or morning-grass slats
of paper, we had no colour...
read the rest here
"10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021" from Americans for the Arts
Small Reads for Brighter Days has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Laura!