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Short and Long

Some people prefer reading long novels over short stories. Some authors prefer writing short stories over longer works. And vice versa. I am reading Travels with Charley… 556 more words

A Few Bits Of Wisdom From The Poet Claudian

Long poems generally bore me.  Even the most eloquent verses, stacked up on each other at great length, can wear on the reader.  Perhaps every long poem is best digested as a series of short poems, read at one’s leisure.   451 more words


History Gives Back Beautiful Gifts!

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a poetry reading by Gwendolyn Brooks.  On that wonderful afternoon at the Cleveland Public Library, she spoke volumes, when she stated, “Poetry gives back beautiful gifts!”   Today, I can honestly say the same thing about history, which gives me the gifts of inspiration and motivation on a daily basis. 185 more words

"It is lonesome, yes. For we are the last of the loud. Nevertheless, live." —Gwendolyn Brooks

— Joshua Bennett (@SirJoshBennett) August 12, 2015


We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. 6 more words

Art & Literature

Update: Favorite Poetry.

Just for the heck of it, i’m posting some of my all-time favorite poems!

Enjoy! <3

He would not stay for me, and who can wonder? 508 more words


PROMPT #2: The Golden Shovel

Terrance Hayes created a poetic form called the Golden Shovel. The poet takes lines from a poem they enjoy, or they take the entire poem. The poet then writes their own poem in which each word becomes an end word in the poet’s new poem. 118 more words