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Personal Response - "One Today"

In Richard Blanco‘s poem “One Today” (2013), he asserts that while Americans each live their own unique lives, we join together and become united as one nation. 345 more words

Class Assignment

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


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

Recommended Reading

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