During the “Oral Communication” portion of the Council meeting they were the only speakers. Doris spoke first, Gerda next, and they both ended the presentation. Some highlights: Doris - (1) “immersing ourselves in the community.” (2) We are like 18 social workers who are artists.” (3) Invited people from the community to recite poetry because poetry recharges everyone in the room like the children just did.” (4) Mentioned the Mosaic. (5) provided environmental example, Escondido Creek and mentioned social and health.
Gerda read a poem entitled, “Moves Me” about the importance of words. “Some of my comments: (1) We live in a world of words sometimes we don’t pay attention. (2) Offer gift of poetry to you as a part of giving back to the community. (3) We are engaged in preamble work that is inclusive. (4) Invited the Council members to the Exhibit. (5) Want to be inclusive throughout the community.” Theyvreceived a good question from one of the Council members: How did you folks pick Escondido? Gerda talked about Ruth Wallen’s role and her relationship with the Museum and Doris talked about the invitation from the Museum.
Words move inside
appear without warning
one word here two words there
short long sentences paragraphs
capture wayward thoughts
occupy every inch of walls floors ceilings
in sugar bowl refrigerator microwave
embedded in clothes
picnic in shoes
slip slide on hardwood floors
pokes arm—wake up
ping pongs north south east west
cadence rhythm tone arrives
blank pages capture words.