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What is it I do seek, what thing I lack?

Why do we travel? What are we missing that we hope to find so far from home? Margaret Fuller, the first female American journalist to work as a foreign correspondent, has some thoughts on the matter. 283 more words


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

Longfellow Serenade

There was a time, back in the Days of Yore when poetry was an art and really did sound like music that you wanted to listen to. 278 more words

More than this by David Kirby


When you tell me that a woman is visiting the grave

of her college friend and she’s trying not to get irritated… 478 more words