poet laureateships give organizations an opportunity to bring an inspiring
poetic dimension to their people & worlds
serving and open to serving as a poet laureate
for enlightened private and public organizations,
businesses, philanthropies, philanthropists and others
contributing a welcome poetic voice and essence
to their worlds; to their stakeholders, audiences,
circles of interest
that touch people's senses and spirits, engage
their emotions and imaginations, evoke their
humanity ... and expand their feelings of possibility
a novel opportunity to enhance image and presence,
with original written, spoken and visual poetry. artfully
powerful content few have (so far) thought of commissioning
and using to engage differently through
ongoingly, and around special events, campaigns,
conferences, community and cultural sponsorings,
colin is currently poet laureate of The Truce Foundation
of the United States, that honors and promotes the spirit
of the ancient Olympic truce; most recently contributing
the poetorial, "Peace-ability," to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
this is an ode to that spirit, an "anthem poem"
dedicated to the Foundation ...
The Times of Truce
When the blowing
When the swelling
seas settle down.
When the earth
enters a still point
Or the night skies
Whenever the world
peace in himself;
gives free leave
to his fellow man.
These are the times
when rare and
graceful plumes of truce,
deep spirits of unity,
can be found and
by everything living.
Be remembered and
young to old,