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
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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
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
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
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
“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