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Alzheimer’s Poem: Do Not Ask Me to Remember

 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s diseaseClarksville, TN – Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s.

The following poem is for all the caregivers out there.

Alzheimer’s Poem: Do Not Ask Me to Remember

Alzheimer’s Poem: Do Not Ask Me to Remember

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Vietnam Veterans of America held their annual Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday night, May 24th

 

Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, May 25th, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 396 held their annual Candlelight Vigil to remember the men and women who were left behind in Vietnam when American forces withdrew in 1975.

It is a solemn occasion when a nation gathers together to honor its soldiers, those who lived to come home, but even more importantly those who did not.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

LTC (Retired) Jose Garcia delivering the keynote address at the 2015 Vietnam Veterans of America Candle Light Vigil.

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APSU art patrons and artists celebrate at Acuff Circle of Excellence event at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Patrons of the arts at Austin Peay State University joined creators of art at a festive celebration at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room in downtown Clarksville last week.

The annual Soiree on Franklin, in its fifth year and sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors, featured representations of all of APSU’s arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. This year’s theme, “Coming Home to the Arts,” was chosen to tie into the University’s Homecoming Week.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

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Fort Campbell’s Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson
4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earned their spurs during a Spur Ride on October 24th to 25th, 2012 at Fort Campbell, KY.

The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a “Spur Ride” or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry "Trooper", Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Trying to earn the coveted spurs of a Cavalry “Trooper”, Soldiers with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, a fire team moves into a support by fire position covered by the other fire team in the Movement to Contact lane during a Spur Ride, Oct. 24 to 25, 2012, as a Spur Holder observes their movement, commands and team work, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

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Poet Helena Mesa to read from debut collection at APSU on October 11th

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In the spring of 2006, Austin Peay State University’s literary journal, Zone 3, published the poem, “Sway This Night,” by Pittsburgh native Helena Mesa. That work is now part of Mesa’s acclaimed new collection, “Horse Dance Underwater,” which former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Collier called a “virtuosic first book” that leaves readers “breathless, exhilarated and transformed.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Original William Stafford “The Land Between the Rivers” Poem discovered in APSU Woodward Library

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a Wednesday morning in April, Kentucky journalist and author Carol Niswonger was busy combing through the archives at Austin Peay State University’s Woodward Library, conducting research for her new book on Land Between The Lakes, when she discovered something a bit unusual. Tucked away in a thin, manila folder was a short, hand-written poem titled “The Land Between the Rivers.”

“When I started to read it, I said, ‘that’s it perfectly,’” Niswonger said. “The poem, it epitomized the feelings of that area. It had such an emotional attachment to the land and the surroundings. I thought the poet was someone who lived there.”

An original, handwritten poem, “The Land Between the Rivers,” by the late poet William Stafford was recently discovered in the APSU Woodward Library. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

An original, handwritten poem, “The Land Between the Rivers,” by the late poet William Stafford was recently discovered in the APSU Woodward Library. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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APSU celebrates National Poetry Month with free reading by renowned poets

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – April is National Poetry Month, and the Austin Peay State University Honors Program and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are celebrating by bringing in two nationally renowned poets for a free reading at 4:00pm on April 23rd in the APSU Honors Commons.

The reading, which is part of the Center’s Spring Salon Series, will feature Pam Uschuk, referred to by The Bloomsbury Review as “one of the most insightful and spirited poets today,” and William Pitt Root, a Guggenheim Fellow and former Tucson Poet Laureate.

Poets Pam Uschuk (left) and William Pitt Root (right) will read on April 23rd at Austin Peay State University.

Poets Pam Uschuk (left) and William Pitt Root (right) will read on April 23rd at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence Winter Salon sets romantic tone for Valentine’s Day

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – This Valentine’s Day, the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts plans to set a romantic mood with its newest Winter Salon Series Event – A Reading of Love Poetry by Dr. David Till.

“Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, so the subject will be love: some old favorites and maybe some poems new and surprising, too, I hope,” Till said. “It was William Carlos Williams who said ‘It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.’ The whole performance will be a sort of ramble or collage, of if I can manage it, a graceful unfolding.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Poem Power #2 – Sermon Coffee

 

Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

When the Lord gives you a poem, you are compelled to share it with the world. 

And even when he DOESN’T give you one, if you THINK of one and haven’t figured out your Blermon for that day – you ALSO have to share it.  So…here it is:

SUNDAY MORNING
by BP

It’s Sunday morning once again
The Preacher sits without a friend
Another sermon not quite done
He tries and tries but nothing comes
Into the bag of tricks he goes

Concordance, Bible, cup of Joe
“What will I preach?  I’d like to know!”
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