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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

Recommended Reading

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

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