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Poem of the Week

Trudgingly,begrudgingly,one foot in front of th’other,we made it to our library. Entering a space filled to the brim with isolated wordsstrung together seeking asemblance of order with one paragraph after another. And the problem,once again, was how to carry all … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

She Sleeps at the Side of the Drainage Canal Attributed to corrupt Chicago alderman, Bathhouse John In her lonely grave she sleeps tonightat the side of the drainage canal;Where the whipporwhill calls at the twilight hourthey planted my sweetheart, SalJust … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

A Little Bird by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin In alien lands I keep the body Of ancient native rites and things: I gladly free a little birdie At celebration of the spring.  I’m now free for consolation, And thankful to almighty Lord: At least, to one … Continue reading

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March By Patrick Kavanaugh There’s a wind blowing    Cold through the corridors,    A ghost-wind,    The flapping of defeated wings,    A hell-fantasy    From meadows damned    To eternal April     And listening, listening    To … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

Shakespeare By Pavel AntokolskyTranslated by Yevgeny Bonver He was just nobody. The one benighted idler, The  Stratford poacher, the awe of forest-guards, The gaily friend of the Falstaffian buds. Who was he, else? The supplicant admirer Of a swarthy lady … Continue reading

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At a Window By Carl Sandburg Give me hunger, O you gods that sit and give The world its orders. Give me hunger, pain and want, Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame, Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!  … Continue reading

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She sat upon the floor  By Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev She sat upon the floor Looking through a pile of letters, She took them up and tossed them Like so many cold ashes. She took the familiar pages And gazed at them strangely, The way souls look … Continue reading

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Poem (Rap) of the Week

A rap? Yes. Not my usual genre, but I like it and if you give it a try you may too. I’m dipping into Tom MacDonald’s work after discovering him last week when his “Fake Woke” went viral. I also … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 40 Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all:What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call—All mine was thine before thou hadst this more.Then if for … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week

The Snowman By Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winterTo regard the frost and the boughsOf the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long timeTo behold the junipers shagged with ice,The spruces rough in the … Continue reading

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