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Celebrating Poetry | Wallace Stevens

Of Mere Being
by Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955)

The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze decor, 59 more words


a tribute to L. E. Sissman

Louis Edward Sissman was born on New Year’s Day, 1928. He died of Hodgkin’s disease in 1976. Like his friend, John Updike, Sissman went to Harvard and wrote for The New Yorker.  292 more words


Celebrating Henry David Thoreau

“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

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Celebrating Poetry | Theodore Roethke

In a Dark Time
by Theodore Roethke (1908 – 1963)

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade; 177 more words


James Tate 1944-2015

Amherst Massachusetts poet James Tate died the other day. He was 71. A  Midwestern boy, born in Kansas City, his soul and eye were trained for his work by the wide, heavy quiet of the geographical dead-center of the country. 245 more words


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