The Wednesday Poetry Corner With Susie Bertie

I have had a lucky streak …. a fair number of years in the company of some stellar songwriters – one of my favorites  – songwriter, singer of songs and musician  Darrell Scott.  Darrell  writes songs that lean into the deep cuts of this land ; a little Country, a little Americana, a whole fishing bucket of poetry. There is timeless essence here,  and to tap that elxir, to weave that spell … well, any tribe of traveling minstrels or poets strive for that alchemy.

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Ann Frank, Hope and Teens

Today would have been Ann Frank’s 84th birthday. I never realized until today that she was born the same year as my mom. If she’d lived she might be attending her granddaughter’s 8th grade graduation today, just like my mom. Her private writing inspired so many kids to look at themselves and look at history. And it inspired people to look at teens and listen to their words. Often it is the teens who can see through it all without the clouds of preconceived dust in the way – they can still see the potential for good in mankind.

On June 15, 1944, about six weeks before her family was found out, Anne Frank wrote, “It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”



~ Marla