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April is National Poetry Month

In preparation for April, National Poetry Month, I ran across an article at Poet's.org that gave 30 things to do for the month of April.   I modified the list and whittled it down to 15 ideas.  Although if you click on the link you can see all 30. 15 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month Sign up for Poem-a-Day and read a poem each morning. Memorize a poem. Create an anthology of your favorite poems and post one a day under A Poem I Read Today with a short commentary fr

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Toni Morrison 1931 - 2019

Toni Morrison, author, poet, Nobel Prize winner, Poet Laureate,  teacher, African-American woman, left her earthly home August 5, 2019.  Someone Leans Near Someone leans near And sees the salt your eyes have shed. You wait, longing to hear Words of reason, love or play To lash or lull you toward the hollow day. Silence kneads your fear Of crumbled star-ash sifting down Clouding the rooms here, here. You shore up your heart to run. To stay. But no sign or design marks the na

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Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

Today is the birthday of our 14th president Abraham Lincoln. He was not a poet but he inspired some great poetry.  Among the greatest is O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, written on news of Lincoln's death. O Captain! My Captain!  O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;                

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As Reflected in the Eyes of an Old Friend

The 3500-year-old Rig Veda describes the individual as a crystal woven into the cross threads of the fabric of the universe. Our reflection is colored by the myriad of other crystals that surround us into infinity. I am who I am as perceived in the eye of the beholder, whether it be you the reader, myself, a stranger I pass on the street, a coworker, a lover, acquaintance or a friend. Last night I received a phone call from one of my oldest friends. She was wrapping herself in the tattered and w

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