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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

BY RICHARD BLANCO

Someday compassion would demand

I set myself free of my desire to recreate

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

Poetry

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

Craft

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

Life

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

Advent Again - day 13

“we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home…”

from “One Today” by Richard Blanco

One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes… 116 more words

Advent

The Prompter Room

For Friday, December 2, 2016:

A poem takes back language, reenergizes it, reinvigorates it … Language, and all art, offers a kind of consolation because it speaks truth and it speaks hope. 10 more words

The Prompter Room