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Surrounded by Wild Turkeys by Gary Snyder b. 1930

I live in the Thanksgiving corner of the country. Plymouth Plantation is just down the road. I pass–what I believe was–Lydia Marie Child’s house in Wayland, Massachusetts, every day, several times. 112 more words


The Garden

Do not fear.
The garden is yours
And it is yours to gather the fruits
And every flower of every kind,
And to set the high wall about it… 89 more words


poet's corner: hope is a thing with feathers... Emily Dickinson (American poet 1830-1886)

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers-

That perches in the soul-

And sings the tune without the words-

And never stops-at all-

And sweetest-in the Gale-is heard- 41 more words

a poem for Veteran's Day by Charles Reznikoff d. 1975

Charles Reznikoff was part of a small group of American poets, of the Modernist era, who tried to write in what became known as an… 317 more words


America's choosing day, by Walt Whitman

This poem by Whitman is titled Election Day, 1884. The poet praises the idea of a general election as something grander even than the unsurpassed American landscape. 278 more words