Think about the last month, have you had a strong reaction to a news items that you have read or heard? It might have been politics, a local event, a war or a peace treaty, something happening now.
There is a saying, "Time exists so everything doesn't happen at once. Space exists so that everything doesn't happen to me."
News can be happening now in a completely different part of the world but it can still affect us deeply because it is something that we relate to or is happening to people we identify with or care about.
There is a rising genera of poetry that can be an outlet for poetic outrage or an expression of pleasure when something good happens in the world.
It is called News poetry, current events poems or response poetry.
Today one of my poems was posted on Poetry/24, The News is the Muse.
I wrote about a frog and myself because CNN compared me to a frog in the boiling water of climate change.
Poetry Reading by hülya n. yılmaz of her new book "This and That" plus the reading was kicked off by one of Hulya's poems put to music by Jason Adams.
Barış in Turkish (Peace in Turkey)
"Barış" (peace), "Baris" (pronounced Barish), Esenlik (peace), "Huzur" (serenity, tranquility, quiet, harmony), "Sulh" (peace), "Rahat" (comfortable), "Sükunet" (tranquility), "Sükûn" (peace), "Asayiş" (peace, public order, quiet, rest, public security, safety), "Iji" (good) or "Sessizlikor" (silence) in Turkish (tur) or Türkçe spoken in Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece. There are 70.9 million Turkish speakers mostly in Turkey with smaller populations found in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, and Kazakhstan.
Turkish words in English date back to the 16th century, with "vizier" (1562), "tulip" (1578) and "caftan" (1591) being among the earliest to arrive.
Languages of Turkey include Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, and Kabardian as well as Arabic, Armenian, and Greek.
"Barış" - the "I" is pronounced as a cross between an English e and an i. The "ş" is pronounced like “sh.”
Turkish (tur) or Türkçe—"Barış" (peace), "Baris" (pronounced Barish), Esenlik (peace), "Huzur" (serenity, tranquility, quiet, harmony), "Sulh" (peace), "Rahat" (comfortable), "Sükunet" (tranquility), "Sükûn" (peace), "Asayiş" (peace, public order, quiet, rest, public security, safety), "Iji" (good) or "Sessizlikor" (silence) —Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece.
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