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Joining up the dots

Since I began this blog, just over a week ago, I've stumbled across a surprising number of people - writers, poets, journalists, activists - out there telling their stories. So there are lots of little dots of story-telling activity which I hope this blog can join up in some way, making a bigger story, a whole. There are people like Simon Mol in Poland whose life and writings help to counter all the distortions circulating in the media about refugees and asylum-seekers. I've also come across people who've been telling their stories for years without any real means of getting themselves heard. Some of these people seem as excited by the idea of blogging as I was when blogger-bard extraordinaire Tom Smith first suggested it to me. And Ghias's enthusiasm in getting his blog up and running has been fantastic. It seems to be a perfect medium for his poetry. His poems move down the screen in a kind of rhythmic scroll which somehow creates a continuity for the disparate experiences he's describing. It's as if the poems are tracing a path, both back to where he began and also on into all the possibilities of the future. I wonder if he feels this too?

Other people have been just as enthusiastic as readers of the blog, forwarding the url to friends and sending messages of support. I hope they keep visiting because they are the people who will help Lots of Big Ideas grow into a real community, something that can change things. Thanks, everyone.
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posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 5:48 pm

poetry heaven..more please    



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