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Poetry Friday: "One Today"

For many bloggers, Friday is for poetry. I was so pleased this week to attend a reading by poet Richard Blanco. In his presentation, the poet, civil engineer, and city planner spoke about the importance of place addressing the questions:  Where am I from? 422 more words


Making vs. Breaking Democratic Institutions

It’s easy to be discouraged with so much in our current government — from the all too quick passage of the current tax bill to the lack of movement on a Dreamers’ Act, the dismantling of the EPA web site and recent… 539 more words


Personal Response "One Today"

In Richard Blanco’s poem, “One Today” (2013), he asserts that the American people are still united as one not despite but because of the diverse cultures and individual histories of each and every single American. 481 more words

Personal Responses

Week 43 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. 318 more words

On 'For All of Us, One Today'

For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey by Richard Blanco

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A good friend of mine (and poet himself) attended a reading by Richard Blanco and had him sign a copy of this little gem of a story for my husband (a Cuban) and I. 224 more words

Random Musings

Poem of the Week

One Today

Richard Blanco read his poem “One Today” for President Obama’s second inauguaration. He pictured one day across America. These are the final two stanzas. 177 more words

Keeping Faith Today

Last Fortnight's Reading: April 23-May 6

Looking for the Gulf Motel, by Richard Blanco: I read most of these poems out loud, in the car with my family on the way to my grandfather’s funeral, and was surprised to find myself tearing up a bit. 282 more words

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