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Must-Read Modern American Poets

There have been many accomplished poets that have come out of the U.S. in the last century, winning tons of prizes and generating enduring respect from peers and readers. 267 more words

Charles Bishop Pompano Beach Florida

Psalm by Richard Chess


Somewhere a man is writing a psalm.
Maybe it’s late, his child
sleeping under dreams,
his wife coughing, shivering, spitting,
touching a clock on the bedside table. 225 more words


Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: a memoir by Alice Anderson

This woman’s story of her ordeal to escape her abusive, mentally ill husband knocked me over. She is amazing.

“Like blowtorching through silk, Alice Anderson’s alchemy is to turn the shattering pain of her life into poetry. 64 more words


Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer, by Charles Ghigna

I first came across Charles Ghigna’s poems in anthologies. Later I found books written by him for younger children in second hand shops here in the UK, which I bought because they were charming and had nature and animal themes, for which he is best known; but he is also known for poems celebrating childhood, the power of a positive attitude, and writes on many other subjects besides! 1,020 more words

Children's Poetry

poet's corner: an April day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (american poet and educator 1807-1882)

When the warm sun, that brings

Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,

‘Tis sweet to visit the still wood, where springs

The first flower of the plain. 192 more words

poet's corner: joy by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (american author and poet 1850-1919)

My heart is like a little bird

That sits and sings for very gladness.

Sorrow is some forgotten word,

And so, except in rhyme, is sadness. 85 more words

an expression of love: jack gilbert's "the forgotten dialect of the heart"

“It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.” ~ Vanna Bonta… 902 more words

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