Bread By Richard Levine

Bread By Richard Levine

  • September 5, 2019

Bread By Richard Levine Each night, in a space he’d make between waking and purpose, my grandfather donned his one suit, in our still dark house, and drove through Brooklyn’s deserted streets following trolley tracks to the bakery. There he’d…

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Mayakovsky In New York: A Found Poem By Annie Dillard

Mayakovsky In New York: A Found Poem By Annie Dillard

  • August 15, 2019

I was speaking with a patient about a transformative book in my life: Annie Dillard’s “A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.” It’s a book about the “other” kind of science that is often forgotten—the science of the cycle of acute observation,…

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Someone Leans Near By Toni Morrison

Someone Leans Near by Toni Morrison

  • August 8, 2019

This week's poem is in honor of the late Toni Morrison. Her writing brought attention and a conscience to some difficult corners of our society. Her work was a truly a gift to the world. Someone Leans Near By Toni…

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No Coward Soul Is Mine By Emily Brontë

No Coward Soul is Mine by Emily Brontë

  • August 1, 2019

Happy Poetry Thursday. We hope you enjoy this poem written in 1846 by a fearless female poet! No Coward Soul Is Mine By Emily Brontë No coward soul is mine No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere I see Heaven's…

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My River Runs To Thee By Emily Dickinson

My River Runs to Thee by Emily Dickinson

  • July 25, 2019

My River Runs to Thee By Emily Dickinson   My River runs to thee – Blue Sea – Wilt welcome me? My River wait reply. Oh Sea – look graciously! I’ll fetch thee Brooks From spotted nooks – Say Sea…

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For Once, Then, Something By Robert Frost

For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost

  • July 18, 2019

For Once, Then, Something by Robert Frost   Others taunt me with having knelt at well-curbs Always wrong to the light, so never seeing Deeper down in the well than where the water Gives me back in a shining surface…

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The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus

The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus

  • July 4, 2019

You may recognize this Fourth of July poem...   The New Colossus By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A…

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Again And Again By Rainer Maria Rilke

Again and Again by Rainer Maria Rilke

  • June 27, 2019

Again and Again By Rainer Maria Rilke Again and again, however we know the landscape of love and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names, and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others fall: again and again the…

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Letter To Brooks: Spring Garden By Major Jackson

Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden by Major Jackson

  • June 13, 2019

We celebrate Father's Day this poetry Thursday with another poem from Major Jackson! Whether it's a father, step-father, father-figure, positive masculine role model, grandfather, or soon-to-be father... remember to honor those important paternal figures in your life this Sunday! Letter…

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