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Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman


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I am thinking of putting away my pen (okay, my keyboard) forever.

Good luck, and godspeed to everyone.

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2 hours ago, tonyv said:

Marti, what's going on? Why? What's this all about???

I was just really impressed with the reading. Really.

Not much going on here. Just taking care of Last Will business since Mom's passing in mid Nov. 2021 must be at least a modicum amount of better than 2020.

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David W. Parsley

Marti, my friend, so very sorry to hear about your mom.  I pray you strength and better days to come.

 - David

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Marti, sorry for your loss. If you believe in the Bible and Jesus, he promised to bring back our dead loved ones in a future resurrection to us. (John 5: 28, 29) It will be a grand reunion.

On the poem recited for the inauguration, there were several bright lines. But I wished she had anchored the poem to something like a powerful image, and stayed on that. That would have been powerful occasion for spoken poetry. It was more like prose speech than poetry to me. I don't know. 

That made me think of Allen Ginsberg. America. 

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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