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with apologies to Shakespeare on his birthday

A Variation on Sonnet 18

When flushed young Will of Stratford wrote his love
comparing her (or him) to summer's day,
the fair beloved surpassed the sun above
in colors reminiscent of fresh May.
I shudder now to think of how I'll fare,
when held against the icons holding sway
in memory of love's darkest despair,
rather than an enchanted summer's day.
Much rather would I stand against the sun
than the entrenched desire for what is lost.
A shadow worshiped cannot be outdone,
nor cleanse a heart where longing is embossed.
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1/ Poetry for mental health? We have the evidence! In this #CAMHthreaducation🧡 celebrating #PoetryMonth, #CAMHLibraryπŸ“š shares research resources that shows the poetic side of #mentalhealth support.
#NPM2019 #MentalHealthIsHealth
2/ Sarah Bonato, CAMH librarian πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»: April is #NationalPoetryMonth, the largest literary celebration in the world! Reading and writing poetry has a role in mental health as it can help with coping, growth, healing, mindfulness, recovery & transformation.
3/ SB πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»: Both clinicians and mental health consumers/survivors have written poetry to capture lived experience. (See Poetry and Peer Support, from @cbcradio cbc.ca/radio/whitecoa… & Prize Winning Poet Turns Psychiatry into Art from @APA_Publishing psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.11…)
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My Last Canvas

Tonight I'm tired to the bone, wasted from too little sleep
and the same amount of love.
It's difficult to keep life in perspective.
The looming unfamiliar, so easily dismissed during daylight hours,
hunches menacingly right over there, occasionally giving out
a short sharp bark of what must pass for laughter in its tribe.
Undaunted, I stare into its face,
searching those pitiless features for some clue
to its intent, its content, its torment.
There it waits, mostly silent, daring me to walk right up and own it.
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Because I roll with poets, going to share a poem a day to celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth.
Here's Javier Zamora reading "Saguaros"
Day 2 of #NationalPoetryMonth
"Marketing Life for Those of Us Left" by Ada Limon
poets.org/poetsorg/text/…
Good morning! Let's start with Day 3 of #NationalPoetryMonth. Here is @EduardoCCorral reading "In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes"
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