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PHOENIX NEW LIFE POETRY
by María Cristina Azcona
There is a place not so far away
Where bees surround the children’s play
And give sweet honey to them each day
There is a pond where the moon gazes
To her two opposite rounded faces
Dark and light one, distant from races
(In this magnificent dream
There’s only one team
And poetry always wins).
There is a unique voice to converse
Around this global universe
And it’s just to say it in verse
Let us be kinder to each other
And not be tempted to bother
The joyfulness of our brother.
And let us arrive to a new quality
Through education in morality
Where differences are in equality
Phoenix New Life Poetry
PHOENIX NEW LIFE POETRY & NEW WORLD CREATION PROJECT NEWS & REVIEWS
A quarterly, international journal for engaged poets of the New Millennium with a positive, utopian, spiritual & holistic social vision for humanity & the Planetary Creation of which we are a part, as its trustees & custodians, in the spirit of Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Blake & Allen Ginsberg.
Co-founding poets; David Allen Stringer & Dr Emmanuel Petrakis, Members of the "Planetary Council" of the "Universal Alliance ".
Contact Address: David Allen Stringer, Four Turnings Bungalow, Newtown, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1JU U.K. Tel. (00 44) (0) 1726 832196
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Issues 1, 2 & 3 Summer, Autumn & Winter 2000 and Issues 4,5 & 6 Spring, Summer & Autumn-Winter 2001 - Now Available
"Culture" is, anthropologically and strictly speaking, a definition of the whole of the Way of Life of a Society, not only of a marginalized or sanitised and unchallenging corner called "The Arts".
Since my childhood, in the 1950's, the "community integrity" of especially Western society, of the "extended family" and the creative, self-reliant village/neighbourhood has progressively disintegrated with our many competing and isolated egoisms.
"The New Renaissance" is about much more than a literary-artistic movement but for the overall healing and reconstruction of our societies and their planetary environment.
Almost all the elements of this much needed socio-economic and cultural re-creation have emerged in the spiritual, new age, natural health, community-creation and green movements since the 1960's & 70's: however, poetry and the related Arts (such as Music), liberated by surrealism and rock-n'-roll, from traditional conventions in the 1950's & 60's, since those decades of early promise, appear to have been either neglected, ghettoised or to have become 'stuck' in the 'ranting' or cynical 'negativity' of knowing what one detests, but not knowing what one, more positively, values & aspires to.
In our magazine we will not react to this by seeking to 'escape into a romantic faerie tale', but will seek to strike a wholesome balance between 'angry protest' and the beauty-&- beatitude of our divine creation that many lose sight of amidst crises, poverty & suffering!
Now, however, in this dawn of the promise of the New Mlllenium is re-emerging the inspiration for the New Renaissance movement in poetry, music and literature as currently manifest in "The Order of Wandering Bards" (born from England & Macedonia) and The Partners Writing Group (based in Middlesex, England), together with our own, as above, with initial imput from Shelley's Hellas and Blake's Albion. We, here, reach out, to the rest of the World, for your participation.
Visionary prose writings can be included, at our discretion, as extracts, in our "Reviews" section and we will, also, be able to use visionary paintings etcetera, as visual contributions to our pages via the Computer-scanner, with poetry as our priority.
Thus, we welcome poems on such themes as: peace, freedom, social-& -political justice, social comment, spiritual, psychic & religious experiences, communing with the Creator & Creation, healing prayers & invocations, 'new romantic' interpretations of classical myths & legends (e.g. those of 'Orpheus' or the 'Holy Grail') or whatever may be your own dream!
All styles are welcome. There are no set limits on the length of each poem. What matters is their motivating spirit!