When I was fifteen, I began collecting poems in a handmade journal my mother made for me. The journal has been tucked away for over 40 years in a beautiful, wooden, “hope chest” my Grandfather made for me. 84 more words
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One of the pillars of the Library Bill of Rights set forth by the American Library Association is that “Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.” One way libraries get to do this is by observing and celebrating… 176 more words
Poetry Analysis: Learning Parts of Speech With Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, or, What You Are You Are"
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 17, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an African American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. 899 more words
I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows. 143 more words