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The Slough

As darkness pervades -

frogs croak in deep song.

Life begins anew.



Amrita (my shirt smells like your car)

She was a student, only eleven
who was fidgety in a way that made it
much more obvious
that she was intelligent
She spoke very little but I communicated with her… 453 more words


After the Rain

Lavender Petals -

Raindrops slip from emerald leaves.

Wet center unfolds.


Poem: Fugue of Death - Paul Celan

Paul Celan (1920-1970) is a major German-language poet of the post World War II era. He was a Romanian who lived most his life in France teaching German literature and translating French and English poets into German. 513 more words


Dr. Maya Angelou - "We Had Him"

The first and only public reading of “We Had Him” by Maya Angelou. This is the poem she wrote for the Michael Jackson memorial. Dr. Angelou then receives her dot in the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait, the largest Tribute in the world to the King of Pop.

Michael Jackson

Poem: Almost Out of the Sky - Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was a titan of Latin American poetry.  He commands great influence not only among the Spanish speaking countries but throughout the world of poetry. 260 more words


I am not invincible

I am not invincible; I retreat to a corner when threatened

I am not open-minded; I get jealous when his gaze lingers to another

I am a coward, and then I wear a mask to keep the pain inside… 400 more words