Category Archives: Poetry

Tolerance

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest.” – Nelson Mandela “If 40 million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one.” – W. Somerset Maugham ~ What … Continue reading

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Sidling Home

               Bella 2005-2017         Sidling Home The recurring memory goes like this: It’s late afternoon atop the ridge on a blazed trail, lone raptor one hundred feet above, water hushed by … Continue reading

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Faith of a Golden

I’d lost two of my closest friends the past two summers, and now I thought I was going to lose my hiking partner. She was listless and hadn’t eaten in two weeks. I loaded her into the back of my … Continue reading

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Writing Process

The logical place to begin a poetry reading is with a poem about the writing process. From the American Journal of Poetry, Writing Process.                  Writing Process What a stroke of luck when … Continue reading

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Patriot

“… kids can spot a phony a mile away.” – Fred Rodgers                   Patriot Arbiter of the airwaves, his voice full of anger and rage spews righteousness skews the meaning of Patriot … Continue reading

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Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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Enlightened Leaders Value Arts and Culture

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” – John F. Kennedy honoring Robert Frost in speech at Amherst College                     … Continue reading

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