28 Feb '15, 4pm

Spoken word poet shares heartfelt inspiration in the face of crisis (Video)

Spoken word poet shares heartfelt inspiration in the face of crisis (Video)

It's been said eloquently before that this world needs more dreamers, lovers, and storytellers "of every kind" to passionately tackle the variety of crises we are facing now as a species and as a planet of interconnected life. It's easy for the deluge of negative news painting a bleak picture of habitat loss, extinctions and a general war against nature's balance to get us down; it's not that often we hear poignant words of encouragement to remind us that keeping positive and seeing the long view is half the battle. Such are the words of Canadian poet Shane Koyczan in one of his latest video poems, titled "Shoulders." Best known for his viral TED anti-bullying video , Koyczan's "Shoulders" is also expressed as a spoken word poem, animated by The Short Story Long and done as part of The David Suzuki Foundation's Blue Dot campaign. In Koyczan's poem, we hear a retelling of h...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/shane-koyczan-poem-clim...

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