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poet's corner: at last by Elizabeth Akers Allen (american poet, journalist 1832-1911)

At last, when all the summer shine

That warmed life’s early hours past,

Your loving fingers seek for mine

And hold them close-at last-at last! 144 more words

J. S. Bach: F# Minor Toccata a poem by Bill Holm

Today, on Bach’s birthday, a poem by Bill Holm, 1943-2009, who lived most of his life in the region of Minnesota where I grew up, and a recording by Glen Gould. 102 more words


Derek Walcott 1930-2017

During my graduate years, Derek Walcott was the man at Boston University. I always thought of him as Shakespeare incarnate on St. Lucia or some other Caribbean island. 465 more words


Annabel Lee - Edgar Allen Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee; 300 more words

Male Poets

Forever Words by Johnny Cash, edited by Paul Muldoon

John Carter Cash found unpublished lyrics and poems among tall stacks of documents and papers in his father’s homes. After Johnny Cash died in 2003, Paul Muldoon, poetry editor of… 309 more words


"From Nowhere" - Marie Howe

I think the sea is a useless teacher, pitching and falling
no matter the weather, when our lives are rather lakes

unlocking in a constant and bewildering spring. 221 more words

Drunken Library

A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 57: Sunday God Quote - Karle Wilson Baker

This Sunday’s God quote is a poem by American poet Karle Wilson Baker (1878-1960), a university professor and writer from Texas who succeeded in a field dominated by men in her day. 30 more words