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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

H is for Home

The word ‘home’ evokes strong feelings in people, more than most words. There are many sayings about it – “Home is where the heart is” and “There’s no place like home”, among others. 451 more words


Once Upon Waking

She sleeps with her weary ghosts
too tired to make them believe that
there is a better place for haunting,
a place beyond the immeasurable… 44 more words