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Eds. Note: Wishing our readers a blessed Eid filled with peace, beauty, & joy! Ramadan may have ended, but our hearts are filled with longing for the month again. 448 more words

Muslim Women

Running Orders

Running Orders

“They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic… 281 more words

Muslim Women

Good Poem # 23 - Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Speaking of trains, here is Edna Millay’s heartfelt “Travel”.

“There isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
no matter where it’s going.”

I feel the same way. 100 more words

Good Poem #22 - "The Parson's Son" by Robert Service

Robert Service was a nineteenth-century Englishman who fell in love with the Yukon in its gold rush days and celebrated it in poetry.  Most famous are his “The Cremation of SamMcGee” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew”.   746 more words

Good Poem #20 - Barbara Frietchie

In the wake of recent events, flag-waving patriotism has become suspect in many quarters, but for decades celebrating being American was a defining characteristic of ours.   632 more words

Good Poem #19 - Mandalay

I couldn’t leave Kipling off my list.  I’ve enjoyed his poems from the days I first got interested in poetry.  He, like many other earnest Victorian era poets, have fallen into disregard in our days of cynicism and irony, but I still enjoy his poems: “Danny Deever”, “Gunga Din”, “Tommy”, “The Ballad of East and West”, and “If”, but especially this one. 535 more words

Good Poem #18 - Dover Beach

Here are Matthew Arnold’s thoughts on the modern human condition.  His unforgettable imagery lends itself to description of any number of situations. Note the dichotomy between the beginning and the conclusion. 85 more words