1. This video is one in a series – part of the second Healing Edition of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

    travelingstanzas.com/
    dept.kent.edu/wick/
    kentglyphix.org

    Illustration by Kimberly Smolkowicz

    Animation by Brian Recktenwald

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  2. This video is one in a series of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

    travelingstanzas.com/
    dept.kent.edu/wick/
    kentglyphix.org

    What is Forgiveness?

    Will it settle on the tip of my tongue,
    crisp and sweet as a berry?

    Will it hide until I am fully ready?

    Will it look me in the eyes again,
    smile at the sight of me?

    Can it hear me pleading?

    Does it taste like thick honey,
    or smell like leaves in autumn?

    Is it a lightning bolt jumping from cloud to cloud?

    Where does it send the problem?
    Will it stay up all night and wait for the sun?

    Poem by Lindsay Sinkovich’s 12th grade class, Maplewood Career Center, Ravenna, Ohio

    Design by Ben Durflinger

    Animation by Alex Kurr
    Kent State University junior
    School of Visual Communication Design

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  3. Peace Stanzas is a Traveling Stanzas collaboration project between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

    Development of Traveling Stanzas animations is generously sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.

    travelingstanzas.com/
    dept.kent.edu/wick/
    kentglyphix.org
    poetryfoundation.org/
    case.edu/provost/inamori/

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  4. This video is one in a series of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

    travelingstanzas.com/
    dept.kent.edu/wick/
    kentglyphix.org

    Home

    
Suppose there is a city in the Buddha’s lap
    and his knees are the mountains singing.

    Suppose feathers rejoice when they fall
    from an eagle’s wing, spinning and dancing.

    Suppose nature is a map leading to willow trees
    where spirits roam, speaking in old voices.

    Suppose you can climb rocks like a billy goat
    with clanking hooves and horns that curl for battle.

    Suppose a path of dandelions and buttercups
    takes you back to the mountain,

    where you call out, “I’m home.”

    Poem by Isabella Rodriguez, 2nd grade, Kent, Ohio

    Design by Devon Skunta-Helmink
    Kent State University student
    School of Visual Communication Design

    Animation by Brian Recktenwald
    Kent State University Teleproductions

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  5. This video is one in a series of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.

    travelingstanzas.com/
    dept.kent.edu/wick/
    kentglyphix.org

    Blooming Thoughts

    In the morning carrots scream like alarm clocks

    Marigolds spin their tops in the sun

    Their seeds dance on my fingers like fish bones

    Bean vines sway like hammocks

    While dinosaur kale roars in the wind

    Red hot peppers rule with spicy tongues

    And zinnia umbrellas line up like lightning

    Bean seeds, soft and slippery

    Ride down the river in purple canoes

    Fresh broccoli makes a dark forest for dreams

    And peaceful buds burst open

    My garden is a health place to be

    Where the leaves are put together

    Like the pages of poetry

    And I am blooming too

    Poem by 3rd grade students at Holden Elementary School, Kent, Ohio

    Design by Cody Wallis
    Animation by Alex Kurr
    Kent State University students
    School of Visual Communication Design

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