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Exhaust the Little Moment by Anna Quindlen

Exhaust the Little Moment

I was 19 years old when I was told that my mother had ovarian cancer and was not going to live much longer. 827 more words


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Kitchenette Building 

by Gwendolyn Brooks

“We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan,

Grayed in, and gray. “Dream” makes a giddy sound, not strong… 109 more words


30FOR30 Poetry Challenge: Form Friday, April 22

Week Four: Social/Political
April 22nd: Golden Shovel using the poem, “American History,” by Michael S. Harper

Today’s prompt is to write a golden shovel using the poem, “American History,” by Michael S. 567 more words


You Are Spring

I’ve been remiss in posting for National Poetry Month, but wanted to share a Gwendolyn Brooks poem that was recently introduced to me.

This somewhat late and scraggly Spring seemed the perfect time for it. 138 more words


We're Really Cool

We’re really cool. We
go to school. We

study late. We
score straight. We

always know. We
four – point – Oh. We

write poems. (They’re… 9 more words


Can You Dig It?

(A Golden Shovel)

We real cool. – Gwendolyn Brooks

There’s just something about the way we
groove, move and mold our words in real… 184 more words

'The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves, or, What You Are You Are' by Gwendolyn Brooks

The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves,

or, What You Are You Are

by Gwendolyn Brooks

“There once was a tiger, terrible and tough,
who said “I don’t think tigers are stylish enough. 121 more words