(We have poems, 3 actually, but don’t worry, 2 of them are partial poems, still pretty juicy though, and one is full length, from Kay. Plus an invitation.)
Robin Williams in his role as the educator John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society – “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for…
“To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?’ Answer. That you are here — that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”
In the medicine ways of the Hetakas’ we are trained as Kala Keh Nah Seh.
A Kala Keh Nah Seh is one who brings healing and learning to their people, their audience, through words and stories that stimulate experiences in that audience.