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Celebrating Poetry | Emerson and Whitman Celebrate America

Concord Hymn
by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Sung at the completion of the Concord Battle Monument, April 19, 1837

By the rude bridge that arched the flood, 387 more words


Freedom and Faulkner's Nobel Address 1950

The 4th of July honors ideas born in freedom, and movement of the mind and of the soul, not to mention movement of the body, sponsored by freedom.  226 more words



I don’t claim no sect
We don’t do that round here
My wife and God the only things I fear.
My shoes; nigga you couldn’t take two steps, 224 more words

Street Art

Celebrating Poetry | Emily Dickinson

Hope is a strange invention — (J1392)
by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Hope is a strange invention —
A Patent of the Heart —
In unremitting action… 21 more words


Daily Poet -- Theodore Roethke

In a Dark Time

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood— 346 more words


Taking Leave of a Friend trans. by Ezra Pound

Reading Robert Bly reminded me of Ezra Pound, whose literary influence reached the famous modernists–Hemingway, Frost, Williams, Yeats and  T. S. Eliot. Pound translated a lot, from German, French, Italian, Greek, and other languages. 121 more words


Fields of Gold

With summer now upon us, a deeper meaning to a lighthearted season comes by way of some evocative lines by the great American poet Mary Oliver… 97 more words