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Empathy and poetry

Without empathy, there is no poetry.
The writer cannot reach out.
The reader is not touched.

Devils we are

If you think about, it the rest of creation is living in hell. And humans are the devils.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Privilege is…

Privilege is walking around with an athletic supporter and cup that has been in your family for generations; finding all the people without cups, kicking them between the legs, telling them how much it hurts you and that you understand their pain; telling them if they worked hard they could afford to buy a cup from your family cup distributor business; and telling all your friends how your great grand parents got kicked between the legs once before 1908.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

The true citizen.

I believe in truth, kindness, genuine reasoned argument and sustainable practices that promote a greater good. Therefore I cannot be a die hard supporter of any political party.

I wish all citizens and community members held these beliefs. Unfortunately, most do not. If you do, please leave a comment.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Kirtlands’s festival June 3 2017

Tomorrow, my photos will be up for auction at the Annual Kirtland’s Warbler Festival in Roscommon, Michigan. Five photos of Kirtland’s Warblers on the wintering grounds in Eleuthera. This little bird is the comeback story of migratory birds. Added to the Endangered species list the same year the Bahamas gained its independence. Perhaps, this is destiny, to be here with my wife and son, whom I never would have met if not for this little bird. Bidding starts at 7:30 am and closes at 12:30 pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1865984163658512??ti=ia

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Ideas

My ideas are little secretive things.
They buzz and mumble in my head.
I can never count them.
And when one escapes, they all come out in a rushing swarm.

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

La Guapa

Names can mean so much and so little.
I remember first meeting Alma and being introduced to her as such. Dr. Wiley would always call her Alma when speaking to me. And I began to call her Alma. Her official name, her “government” name.

I quickly noticed that those closer to her called her Sherry. I could tell it was personal. her childhood name, her “close friends and family” name.

But from that first night we met, at that motel in Pokomoke, I was struck by her beauty. Her unassuming, modest, effortless beauty. In her eyes, her smile, her walk, the way she speaks and the thoughts she shares. Each one elegant. Each one beautiful. Each one making you want more.

This is why I call her La Guapa. She is the beautiful one.

Today is her birthday.

I love you Guapa. May you have many more beautiful years ahead of you!

Quote

Today I write these quotation marks ” ” for you to place around the words of all these poets.

Poets from around the world share their perspectives on borders.

via Poets on Borders: Perspectives at Poetry International — Discover

People, universities, countries

There are some people that seek to associate themselves with the best. They seek, the kind, intelligent, honest people in their community. They emulate them. Eventually, these people become who they associate with.

Then there are those that seek the company of the wealthy. Those with power and privilege. Having no true power of their own, when they are abandoned by the ones they clung to, we see them rapidly decline in social standing. The kind, honest, intelligent souls they formerly shunned, ridiculed or took advantage of now invest their time, love and money elsewhere.

The business you work for, the university you attend and the country you live in may be characterized as one of these people. Which is it?

Ancilleno Davis, PhD. Candidate
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology- Miami University, Oxford Ohio

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