But with the contradictions of privilege and caste, of class and gender distinctions regulating access, of those ever present distortions in textbooks with their one-sided measure of human worth, and with the culture of white man still serving as ultimate yardstick to what is acceptable as matter, not everyone is permitted to learn to read, much less to study poetry or hone the art and take the risk of putting one's self on paper.
While wanting to be naturally soothed by self-definition, too many among us learn to rely on commercial lyricists to reflect our joy and pain.
Surveying is the art and science of measuring the land to locate the limits of an owner's interest thereon.
A cadastral survey is a survey which creates, marks, defines, retraces or re-establishes the boundaries and subdivisions of Federal Lands of the United States.
Certain searches may generate hundreds of results, so sometimes it will help to use quotation marks to help narrow down your results.
At best, we latch onto committed activists who take on as social vocation the work of bridging the human spirit with word made flesh.
At worst, we fall prey to professional wordsmiths (politicians and preachers alike) who conjure up another religion that dissuades us from social contention.
Somewhere in between these two extremes, we sometimes meet and break a moment's bread with poets.
Today, what was once called poetry is referred to now as Spoken Word Art.