Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Poets Against War: Postcards to Crawford

Write a post card in support of Cindy every day until Bush explains just what his "noble cause" is!

I just received this email from Poets Against War. (One of my pieces was featured in Feb 2004: braided dreams that is posted at the end of this entry.) It is a great way to share thought-word art.) They say to identify yourself when you write as a member of PAW -- but if you aren't a member, you could become one or you could just identify yourself as a PAW supporter. This post card campaign isn't featured on their web page just yet, but I suspect it will be.

Dear Poets Against War:

Please visit the Poetry Matters page of the PAW website for the following new features:

"Writers of the Storm: Fake News, and Public Decency, in the Age of Terror" Berkeley, CA 9/28/2005 Sponsored by Writers-At-Large, Jayne Lyn Stahl

Poetry and the Pentagon: Unholy Alliance? by Eleanor Wilner

Also, PAW supports a mailing campaign that has been organized in support of Cindy Sheehan. The idea is to write her a postcard a day, inundating the Crawford P.O. Please send to:

Cindy Sheehan
Crawford Peace House
9142 East 5th Street
Crawford, TX 76638-3037

It is important to include all 9 digits of the zip code.
The Crawford Post Office is not delivering mail that does not include all 9 digits.

Please identify yourself as a member of Poets Against War.

Sam Hamill & the PAW Board

braided dreams

i dreamt of second planes diverted
of the world powers still suckling from milky towers
of wars ended
but not the one we are fighting
of oil never pumped for the patriarchy
of grassy knolls with gunshots never fired

impossible dreams
of resurrections of camelot
of peace

the mythic moments
real only in the other world
where fact fiction and logical conspiracy
live in balance
where competing realities
agreeably alternate
braid sleepy dreams
into the connecting fibers of companion worlds
a rapid cycling brigadoon
surfacing altantis-like from undepleted oceans

if we all slept at once and dreamt the same dream
would we awaken to a different world

© N F Hill, all rights reserved

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