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BOKETTO – Poetry, by Susan Rich

BOKETTO Outside my window it’s never the same, some mornings jasmine slaps the house, some mornings sorrow. There is a word I overheard today, meaning lost, not on a career path or across a floating bridge: Boketto, to stare out windows without purpose. Don’t laugh; it’s been too long since we leaned into the morning: bird friendly coffee and blueberry …

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ALPHABET STREET – Poetry, by Randall Mann

ALPHABET STREET “Adore” was my song, Back in ’87. Cool beans, I liked to say, desperately uncool. Except for you. Florida, a dirty hand gesture; the state, pay dirt. Headphones on, I heard, in a word, you were sex, just in time. Who was I kidding? Then, as now, love is too weak to define. Mostly I just ran, not …

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IF YOU LOSE YOUR LOVER – Poetry, by Judy Grahn

IF YOU LOSE YOUR LOVER If you lose your lover, rain hurt you. Blackbirds brood over the sky trees, burn down everywhere brown, rabbits run under car wheels. Should your body cry? To feel such blue and empty bed dont bother. If you lose your lover comb hair go here, or there get another. https://www.amazon.com/Work-Common-Woman-Collected-1964-1977/dp/0895941554?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS – Poetry, by Thomas Moore

BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS – Believe me, if all those endearing young charms, which I gaze on so fondly today, were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms, like fairy-gifts fading away. Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, let thy loveliness fade as it will, and around the dear ruin …

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A RED RED ROSE – Poetry, by Robert Burns

A RED RED ROSE – O, my Luve’s like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June. O, my Luve’s like a melodie, that’s sweetly play’d in tune. As fair as thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in luve am I. And I will love thee still, my dear, till a’ the seas gang dry. Till a’ the seas …

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A DAUGHTER OF EVE – Poetry, by Christina Rossetti

A DAUGHTER OF EVE – A fool I was to sleep at noon, and wake when night is chilly beneath the comfortless cold moon. A fool to pluck my rose too soon, a fool to snap my lily. My garden-plot I have not kept. Faded and all-forsaken, I weep as I have never wept: Oh it was summer when I …

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BABY PICTURE – Poetry, by Anne Gray Harvey

At the age of 46 – in 1974 – she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Anne Gray Harvey was born in Massachusetts and lived in San Francisco and Baltimore. In 1954 she was diagnosed with postpartum depression, and in 1955 (on her birthday), she attempted suicide, but was encouraged by her doctor to pursue an interest. Writing poetry. Reading, …

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BURNING ONESELF OUT – Poetry, by Adrienne Rich

She is best known as a key figure in feminist poetry. For she, transformation goes beyond the act of writing, and Adrienne Rich (1929/2012) delineated her poetics relatively early in her career in a 1971 essay. The form of her poems, also you can discover that has evolved with her content, moving from tight formalist lyrics to experimental poems, also …

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TO BE NOBODY – Poetry, by Edward Estlin Cummings

Love poems and descriptive nature poems, would always be his favoured forms. Edward Estlin Cummings (1894/1962), he was born in Massachusetts, to indulgent parents who encouraged him to develop his creative gifts. In 1917 he volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. At the end of the First World War, he went to Paris to study art. …

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FOR HIM I SING – Poetry, by Walt Whitman

On the West Hills of Long Island (New York), he was born 1819, on May day. His father was a carpenter and his mother barely literate that gave him unconditional love. At the age of eleven Walt Whitman was withdrawn from public school, to help support his family. At the age of twelve he fell in love with the written …

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