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18 April – Joy Davidman


Softly, so casual,
Lovely, so light, so light,
The cruel sky lets fall
Something one does not fight.
How tenderly to crown… 71 more words


National Poetry Writing Month Day 16

Today we have a poem about identity and ancestry from Bassey Ikpi an American of Nigerian heritage. A member of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam National Touring Company. 89 more words

National Poetry Writing Month

National Poetry Writing Month Day 15

Today we go to a tour de force of poetry; multi-slam champion, internationally renowned writer, performer and lyricist Saul Williams. The US native is well known for reinventing himself, each body of work being distinct and original in formats that range from the written word to music albums to film. 60 more words

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Celebrating Poetry | Walt Whitman

April 14, 2014

A continuation of Celebrating National Poetry Month

Day 14—

A Noiseless Patient Spider
by Walt Whitman

A noiseless patient spider,
I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, 84 more words

For her very own eyes - A piece by The Distorted Poet

So, a few moments ago, I decided to write this to someone dear to me that I have known since we were children. And of course we roam in a world-roller-coaster-ride of ups and downs and drops and highs. 387 more words


Celebrating Poetry | Langston Hughes

April 12, 2014

A continuation of Celebrating National Poetry Month

Day 12—

by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird… 29 more words

Celebrating Poetry | Robert Frost

April 11, 2014

A continuation of Celebrating National Poetry Month

Day 11—

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 142 more words