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Who Is Emily Dickinson?

Who Is Emily Dickinson?

She’s a jilted bride
Treading Niagara Falls
Nothing but a barrel
To pour her heart into

Or maybe a stage actress… 87 more words


Martin Luther King Day 2017

A poem by Langston Hughes 1902-1967,  Harlem, as Barak Obama leaves office.


What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun? 35 more words


Discovering Bukowski recently. I thought I would share The Twins with you – read by the poet himself. It’s a poem that made me smile.

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Over and Over Stitch by Jorie Graham

This is a poem by Jorie Graham, from a volume which won the Pulitzer Prize about ten years ago. It is the kind of poem that helps us dig into life and turn it into something extraordinary, like a good dream, making us change how we feel, even showing us the nature of faith: … 216 more words


an excerpt from A Christmas Oratorio by W. H. Auden

Auden dedicated the long poem, from which these lines are taken, to his mother. It was published in 1944.

Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, 169 more words


Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander

As President Obama prepares to leave office, here is the text of the poem written  by Elizabeth Alexander, and read by her at his inaugural ceremony.  398 more words


White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, by Brenda Wineapple

It is definitely closing in on the darkest and coldest days of the season, so my Five Star Friday recommendation is to grab some tea and warm up with the poetry of my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson.   480 more words

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