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To Imagine What a Better World Might Be

July 16, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is revolution in honor of Bastille Day, which was celebrated on July 14th.

Today’s poem is a number poem about someone who changes the world through role playing games.

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Nick Gordon

To imagine what a better world might be,
Having thought it out in great detail,
Inventing settings, cultures, ways of seeing,
Reconstituting ancient ways of being,
Time traveling beyond the painted veil,
Yet all to change one’s own society;

Then turning one’s ideas into a tale,
Having sketched a future history,
Roles distributed to players, freeing
Each to live one’s vision fictively,
Experiencing the grace without agreeing …

© by Nicholas Gordon

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This week’s theme: Revolution
July 11: Andrew
July 16: To Imagine What a Better World Might Be

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