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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


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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Burning in the Rain

Burning in the Rain


Someday compassion would demand

I set myself free of my desire to recreate

my father, indulge in my mother’s losses, 163 more words


Exploring Poetry

Until my junior year of high school, I hadn’t given poetry a thought, or a chance. I decided that non fiction, was my first love, and felt it was my last. 455 more words


One today

Though “we are the majority” (Remember — only 26% of the electorate voted for Trump) my position today is not of supporter but of defender. I must pay attention to the difference between fact and opinion; hype and reality; bluster and truth. 153 more words


For the Women of USA, a poem re-blogged, re-titled. The Battle Ahead of You.

The Battle Ahead of You – Fight On


Because today they need us –

today I  claim my connection

to America. And I do this… 148 more words