Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Split this Rock

Community Arts Network lists May 30th, 2009 as the deadline for proposals for the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness in Washington, D.C. 

Split This Rock happens in Washington, D.C. on March 10-13, 2010. It's four days of "poetry, community building and creative transformation" for hippies like you.

The festival requests proposals for readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, film and activism. Proposals forms are online.

Also: The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.


Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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