Art is never still, it moves, with an almost restless intensity, from one moment of inspiration to the next. It takes many forms and each form enriches the other. I am so pleased to offer you art inspired by, and art that inspires, poetry. From music, to dance, to rap, to humor, to visual art, all art forms are related, one to the other; sustaining one another, validating one another and perhaps, most importantly, inspiring one another. I am excited and truly honored to be presenting these guest artists, as they share their talents and artistic forms of expression with us.

…footsteps a single word that takes us on a journey into words then lines…

Susan A. Katz

…word after word

like footprints in the sand

guiding you home   leading

you safely

through the poem… (SAK)

How fragile is the life that strives to simply be…

Susan A. Katz

…and dies

because of you

and me…

…we reach with hand and heart and mind until our souls collide…

Susan A. Katz

…becoming one

no shame    no secrets

no deceit      nothing

left to hide…

Lonely is a place where hearts seem too broken to be healed…

Susan A. Katz

…but if the truth should be revealed

the cure is neither bold nor grand

it takes only this      a smile    

and a proffered hand…

SAK (rights reserved)

The world is ending in the wrath of flame…

Susan A. Katz

…to our shame

we have no one else

to blame…

The words are there upon the page words both passionate and sage…

Susan A. Katz

…if no one reads them do they

die      or do they spread

their wings and fly    a thought

once spoken lives     I think

for all eternity

I hope for sunrise and for golden days…

Susan A. Katz

where love inspires kindness

in a thousand different ways…

Words come crashing hard inside my head…

Susan A. Katz

…as though they know

the way to go     showing me

the me     I never thought I’d know…

They move as though they feel the weight of air and lift each other to another plain…

Susan A. Katz

…they speak of joy    they speak

of pain    and as they move      I hear

the music play   I see the rising

of the sun    I feel   inside my bones

the song     their bodies sung…


With thanks to the performing artists:

Natalia Sandrine
Scynthia Charles
Charles Murrell

To be overwhelmed by the wonder of what we see…

Susan A. Katz

…is to have found the inspiration

for writing poetry…