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By Doc Janning
Awaken the Strings
The Canon’s Whisper,
In the Shade of a Song.
“Pachelbel’s Canon” by Doc Janning from The Cyril A. Dostal Poetry Workshop 46th Anniversary Celebration anthology. Cuyahoga County Public Library online publication. 2019. Used by permission of the author.
Doc Janning, the 77-year-old inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid, Ohio, is a poet, author, educator, longtime Scout leader, and retired podiatrist. He is the creator-moderator of Second Sunday Poets, a poetry reading and open mic sponsored by the William N. Skirball Writers’ Center at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. His poetry has also been published in the Lyndhurst Life Magazine, and in anthologies from the 2020 Edith Chase Symposium, Lake Erie Ink, the Cyril A. Dostal Poetry Workshop and York (UK) Spoken Word. Doc has recently been a Featured Reader for O’Bhéal Poetry in Cork, Ireland.
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