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"All things swept stole away"*

I used to write a lot of poetry when I was younger. TBH, it was very adolescent: tragic, pompous, and maudlin, overinfluenced and influenced in the wrong ways by Auden. 139 more words


Miss Emily, by Burleigh Muten

Summary:  Invited by a reclusive Emily Dickinson to share an adventure in her garden, Mac, accompanied by friends Mattie, Ned, and Sally, imagine themselves among a group of make-believe Gypsies eagerly awaiting the arrival of a midnight circus train.


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Understanding Poetry

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Most of us have friends who love to read and are intelligent, sensitive readers but simply “don’t get” poetry. 122 more words

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My Google search for best bookstores in Massachusetts sends me first to an article in Yankee magazine by Suzanne Strempek Shea—yet another author I have never heard of—who has written five novels and three memoirs.  828 more words


The Freedom of Poetry in Form

Poetry is an art. Some of my friends have asked what the point or value of poetry is, which is interesting as these are the same people who are moved by certain songs; but for some reason, poetry is a distant and unapproachable concept to them. 879 more words


"Hope" is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—(314)


“Hope” is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without words – 689 more words

Black Poetry

Black Poetry beats in me like a painful yellow fog

Murky, pungent, sucking life

This is garbage, you think

(Or maybe that’s me)

For Poetry is the thing Dickenson speaks of! 216 more words