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April is Poetry Month

I don’t know why we do it, assigning commemorative days and weeks and whole months to different ideas. It’s a strange phenomenon. It is as if those things don’t have enough of a voice, that we must draw extra attention … Continue reading

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The Caged Bird Has Flown Free

This morning I was saddened to learn of the passing of renowned poet and icon of her generation, Dr. Maya Angelou.  Although I’ve never been a terrific student of poetry, I have experienced Maya’s work when in a high school … Continue reading

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Interview with Paula Cary

Today’s Feature Friday is an interview with poet and blogger, Paula Cary. Her work is featured in several places both print and online.  Her blog, Poet Hound, features tips, interviews  and more for poets everywhere.  On with the interview! How … Continue reading

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Interview with “Laughing” Larry Berger

Today’s guest “Laughing” Larry Berger performs unique poetry live and also shares some of his pieces and other news at his blog Poetic Conversations.  Enjoy! When did you discover your love for poetry? 9/13/1993 . I was working as a … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #28 – Robert Frost

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” “Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #22 – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.” “Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #20 – William Wordsworth

“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.” “Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #19 – Shel Silverstein

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” “How many slams in an old … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #17 – Maya Angelou

Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #10

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and … Continue reading

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