Poetry ~ A Profound Social Bridge

Poetry played a fundamental part in my treasured relationship with my late mother. However, it is only in recent months, as a result of posing a simple question on Linkedin, that I have come to realise the power of poetry in connecting people from all around the world. I write about this in Section Ten of Social Bridges.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

2 thoughts on “Poetry ~ A Profound Social Bridge”

  1. When I was running poetry workshops in prisons during the 1980s the social bridge created there was referred to as ‘Life Lines’. This turned into a project where neighbourhood houses and adult education centres in rural towns were paralleled with prison workshops to link the communities inside and outside the walls by their common interest in literature and the higher expression of self that poetry encourages. Thank you for reminding me of the power of this by your Linked In discussion, Jean.

  2. S’hi, thank you for sharing this wonderful example of a social bridge and the way in which poetry was so central to it. I agree that poetry has a power that can transcend all sorts of ‘boundaries.’

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