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Are you Real Cool?

I just submitted my recording. I consider it an honor.


For the First Words Spoken after a Long Silence

after Terrance Hayes’s lines:
sing until our blood is jazz,
we swing from June to June

Our skin is too tight. We need to sing… 155 more words


Writer's Quote: Gwendolyn Brooks

Welcome to another writer’s quote/poem Wednesday, where I share some of my favourite poems written by other authors. Today’s poem is titled “to the young who want to die”. 259 more words


Wednesday Poem: Gwendolyn Brooks-We Real Cool

We Real Cool

The Pool Players.  Seven At The Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
left school.  We

lurk late.  We
strike straight. We

sing sin. 11 more words


Re-unveiling the Chicago Picasso

It was a beautiful, sunny day here in Chicago, perfect for a civic event to celebrate public art!

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the unveiling of the… 220 more words


You may not always be aware of how interconnected we are, but we are like strands on the same spider web. Separate but connected.

Thought For The Day

Poem recommendation: "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks

Abortions will not let you forget.

You remember the children you got that you did not get,
The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair, … 273 more words