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Poem of the Day: Mirror by Sylvia Plath

I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. What ever you see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful— The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Where My Books Go by William Butler Yeats

All the words that I utter, And all the words that I write, Must spread out their wings untiring, And never rest in their flight, Till they come where your sad, sad heart is, And sing to you in the … Continue reading

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Skin deep – Looking Beyond the Tattoos

Photographer Steven Burton spent over 400 hours in Photoshop removing tattoos that covered former LA gang members. The emotional series, Skin Deep: Looking Beyond Tattoos, is to humanize a group of people who are stereotyped because of their tattoo-covered body. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski

we had goldfish and they circled around and around in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes covering the picture window and my mother, always smiling, wanting us all to be happy, told me, ‘be happy Henry!’ and … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a sun— My dream. And then the wall rose, Rose slowly, Slowly, Between me and my dream. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Fahrenheit 451 (Incipit) by Ray Bradbury

It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: High Rise (Incipit) by JG Ballard

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months. Now that everything had returned to normal, he … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the … Continue reading

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David Bowie Returns to His Home Planet

“Citizens of earth unite in sadness this morning as they wake to discover David Bowie has returned to the faraway planet of his birth.”  

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Poem of the Day: Ilusión, el café y la poesía (You deserve a love…) by Frida Kahlo

You deserve a love that wants you disheveled, with everything and all the reasons that wake you up in a haste, with everything and the demons that won’t let you sleep You deserve a love that makes you feel secure, … Continue reading

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