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February by Jane Kenyon

The winter has not been too long, really, but the great snow in these last weeks has caused trouble and hardship for people in Massachusetts. As always, when weather changes, disrupting our lives, the working poor suffer the most. 153 more words


“No one else is around to drink with you from the watery fog. . .” (Edward Hirsch)

These days there’s a lot of prattle by the talking heads on TV from FOX to MSNBC about President Obama’s “legacy.” Usually the topic is what the President is doing to shape (or reshape or create or change or . 1,115 more words


Celebrating Poetry | Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear the Mask
by Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (1872 – 1906)

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— 82 more words



The world has grown up around us
leaving us with our memories
and the beauty of broken things,
dusty relics of the time we knew… 144 more words


Philip Levine 1928-2015

Philip Levine has died in California. Born in Detroit to Jewish immigrant parents he was the bard of industrial America and its workers. Another Song… 291 more words


Hello, and welcome to my blog!

Hi! My name is Andrew, and I am a poet and author living in rural Indiana.

I published my first anthology of poems, Things That Get You… 99 more words


“. . . more life and more adventure for the brave. . .” (Godfrey Fox Bradby)

I’m a coward.

That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me. But then, most people who know me well are cowards, too. The people I hang with are pretty run-of-the-mill, don’t bother me I’m busy making a living kinds of folks. 1,216 more words