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Several participate in poetry club
Regina Farabee and Kim Smith (both pictured), residents of the Corvair Home, and Ken Melton, a who lives at the Andrea Drive Home, both in High Point, recited original poems during the Arc of High Point's poetry club and party held at the High Point Public Library (HPPL). Each recited a poem that was composed and collaborated with their peers.
The event is a tribute to a series of five monthly poetry workshops that were held at the HPPL. The workshops were designed to bring together people with and without disabilities in an environment where everyone can create word art. The workshops were funded by a grant from the Community Arts Projects of the High Point Arts Council and facilitated by Poet Josephus Thompson III.
Ken read the poem “Sassy Dog” and Kim and Regina presented a poem they composed together titled, “The Spirit Can Fly.” The ladies were asked by their poetry instructor to write what love looks and how it smells. The poems will appear in a book produced by the Arc of High Point.
The Spirit Can Fly
by Kim Smith and Regina Farabee
Love, friendship and relationships
Happy new car in a rainstorm, refreshing
Taste like candy and jazz
Looks like a new born baby, blue, spring, summer
Taste like chocolate kisses
Like fresh cut green grass like a rainbow of happy colors
Early light morning on the beach
Like taking a walk on the beach at sunrise
Love is like honey moon, like a steak dinner by candle light
Pictured above (l-r): Kim Smith and Regina Farabee read a poem that they wrote together.
Residents of Corvair helping neighbors in need
The residents of the Corvair Home in High Point are working to help their neighbors in need as the winter season quickly approaches. As regular volunteers at Open Door Ministries, a nonprofit organization based in High Point that provides assistance to low-income, indigent, and homeless persons, the ladies at Corvair are gathering items to help their homeless neighbors.