Tag Archives: poetry

She Walks in Beauty

 What I love about Marianne Faithfull is that she never stops changing and evolving.  She has never been afraid to try something completely different. Not every swing connects, but she hit this one out of the park.

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So long, Lawrence.

One of my favorite poets, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, died a few days ago, just shy of his 102nd birthday. He was more than a poet to me, though, he was a connection.  He was also a favorite of my late grandmother, Kathleen, and my current friend Mary.  We could talk about him, discuss his words, share …

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Tomorrow

If it All Changed Tomorrow by Ana Daksina If we got that phone call Saying they won’t be coming home If the waters rose If the earth began moving If the air lifted buildings And slammed them down again If the other car hadn’t braked just in time If that knock came on the door …

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Dance On

The old ones disappear, the young dance on;They use the space we make by being gone. ~From the poem “Use of Space” by Clive James

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The Worst

The Worst Thingby Chelan Harkin, in Susceptible to Light©2020(via Jules of Nature) The worst thing we ever didwas put God in the skyout of reachpulling the divinityfrom the leaf,sifting out the holy from our bones,insisting God isn’t bursting dazzlementthrough everything we’ve madea hard commitment to see as ordinary,stripping the sacred from everywhereto put in a …

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You Just Know It Does

“There are days where the melancholy settles on you like a sudden change in weather. The kind of sadness that is intangible. Like the presence of an ache where you can’t pinpoint exactly where it hurts, you just know it does.” ~Lang Leav

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Oak

If you’re an oak You don’t pretend You are a flower ~Matsuo Baho Via Draw & Wings

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We’ve inherited hope

We’ve inherited hope–the gift of forgetting.You’ll see how we givebirth among the ruins. ~Wisława Szymborska, tr. by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak, from “Notes from a Nonexistent Himalayan Expedition”, Map: Collected and Last Poems ©2016 Below is a video of writer Bill Hayes reading the full poem for the Favorite Poem Project:

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Poetry in Everything

Alexander Bayon is on the web HERE.

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Incantation

“Poetry is not a fancy way of giving you information; it’s an incantation. It is actually a magic spell. It changes things; it changes you.” ~Phillip Pullman

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Won’t They, Comrade?

Paul Laurence Dunbar had a sense of rhythm very similar to Rudyard Kipling. His works are in the public domain and may be downloaded freely from Project Gutenberg, HERE. There are multiple formats available, including EPUB, Kindle, plain text, and HTML for on-line reading. The Voice of the Banjoby Paul Laurence Dunbar In a small …

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Joy, too

via Draw & Wings

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