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The Song of the Feet-Nikki Giovanni

This poem is everything to me. I am taking yet another class and this poem was one that I selected and used in my introduction. Nikki Giovanni’s way with words is astounding. 195 more words


poet's corner: a minor bird, Robert Frost (American poet 1874-1963)

I have wished a bird would fly away,

And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door… 44 more words


                                      SPOON   RIVER   ANTHOLOGY


                                                   EDGAR LEE MASTERS

(“The earliest Angry Man in American Poetry”,  suggests the author of his book’s introduction, May Swenson, “though born 17 years before Ezra Pound.”)

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Poem of the Month: of Roads, Readers, and such

A recent post discussed how David Orr points out how America has misread Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” which I now have stuck in my brain as being titled “Two Roads.” Another discussion could be voting for which should be the… 205 more words


poet's corner: Robert Frost (American poet 1874-1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could… 118 more words

A Frosty Choice

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I

And I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Ah, Frost’s famous lines that celebrate and embrace individualism. 880 more words


poet's corner: a eastern ballad, Allen Ginsberg (American poet 1926-1997)

I speak of love that comes to mind:

The moon is faithful, although blind;

She moves in thought she cannot speak.

Perfect care has made her bleak. 30 more words