Contribution Form Contribute to the AWP Beyond Sunrise Interactive Map Step 1 of 4 25% Share your voice on the AWP Beyond Sunrise Interactive Map! Begin by entering information about who you are and where you're from. Fields marked with a red “*” are required.Name* City/Location* HiddenMap Search Location Email* Your email WILL NOT be shared. Model Poem Beyond (Joy Harjo) Beyond sunrise, there is a song we follow Beyond clouds traveling with rain humped On their backs, lightening in their fists. Beyond the blue horizon, where our ancestors Appear bearing gifts, wrapped in blankets woven With sun and strands of scarlet time Beyond the footpaths we walk every day From sunrise to kitchen, to work, to garden, to play To sunset, to dark, and back. Beyond where the baby sleeps, her breath A light mist of happiness making A fine rainbow of becoming knowledgeable around us Beyond the children learning alphabets And numbers, bent over their sticks and dolls As they play war and family, grow human paths Beyond the grandmothers and grandfathers Their mothers and fathers, and in the marrow of their bones To when that song was first sung we traveled on Beyond sunset, can you hear it? The shaking of shells, the drumming of feet, the singers Singing, all of us, all at once? In the song of beyond, how deep we are--- Prompt Joy Harjo’s poem “Beyond” creates so much presence through repeating the word beyond. What do you think of when you hear that word? How does the idea of “beyond” change through the poem? Write a line or a poem that gives us an image for what beyond is for you. Is it seeing past something that is hard to go around? Is it something your ancestors bring you from the past that helps you move into the future? Tell us what beyond means for you. If you like, use a phrase from Harjo’s poem to get started: “Beyond sunrise, there is a song we follow.” “Beyond where the baby sleeps,” “Beyond Sunset, can you hear it?” “In the song of beyond, how deep we are –” You also have the option to write a poem or reflection that simply springs from your experiences this year and share it as text, images or an audio recording. Before you click Submit Your Contribution, please take a moment to proofread your piece and make sure the spelling and line breaks are where you want them. Thank you for your submission.Title* HiddenPost ID Text of Your Poem or Reflection*Note: line breaks are preserved in the map.ImageAccepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.Images may take a couple of minutes to upload, please do not navigate away until your upload finishes.AudioAccepted file types: mp3, m4a, wav, Max. file size: 256 MB.Audio might take a couple of minutes to upload, please do not navigate away until your upload finishes.