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Within Our Reach
Fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise

Listen again to our broadcast from the Newtown Congregational Church of “Within Our Reach,” with songs and spoken word performances by Newtown Youth Voices, Peter Yarrow, poet Martín Espada, The Old Town Hall Band, and many special guests, who gathered together on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 to celebrate their commitment to fulfilling The Sandy Hook Promise.

The program was hosted by Lou Pomales of WPKN, and Mimi Kelly of WXCI.

 

 

"Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World" by Martín Espada

For the community of Newtown, Connecticut, where twenty students and six educators lost their lives to a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012

"Now the bells speak with their tongues of bronze.
Now the bells open their mouths of bronze to say:
Listen to the bells a world away. Listen to the bell in the ruins
of a city where children gathered copper shells like beach glass,
and the copper boiled in the foundry, and the bell born
in the foundry says: I was born of bullets, but now I sing
of a world where bullets melt into bells...

Read the full poem.


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