poet laureateships give organizations an opportunity to bring an inspiring,
inspiriting poetic dimension to their people & worlds
for enlightened private and public organizations,
businesses, philanthropies, philanthropists and others
contributing a poetic voice that infuses, inspires
and elevates their people, culture and consciousness
that touches people's senses and spirits, engages
their finer emotions and imaginations, expands
their feelings of possibility. Helping them,
in turn, to live less abstractly; to work and interact
with more awareness, presence, sense of purpose
a novel opportunity to enliven workforces and workplaces
and so enhance loyalty, motivation ~ and image, via
the poetic arts; content few have (so far) thought of
commissioning and using to engage their world through
ongoingly, and around special events, campaigns,
retreats and conferences, community support
and cultural sponsoring; more
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; that also formed a centerpiece
at the PyeongChang Forum for the Earth & Its Citizens,
a Davos-like gathering on the environment, held on the
cusp of the 2018 Winter Olympics ...
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,