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Poem of the Day: Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow … 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: Identity by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

SOMEWHERE–in desolate wind-swept space– In Twilight-land–in No-man’s land– Two hurrying Shapes met face to face, And bade each other stand. “And who are you?” cried one a-gape, Shuddering in the gloaming light. “I know not,” said the second Shape, “I … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Orpheus. Eurydike. Hermes by Rainer Maria Rilke

Brief introduction to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice (for those not familiar): Orpheus, the Thracian bard married his beloved Eurydice, but the same night the bride is bitten on the ankle by a snake and died. The inconsolable Orpheus … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Fisches Nachtgesang (Fish’s Night Song) by Christian Morgenstern

 

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Poem of the Day: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old- This knight so bold- And o’er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: Ode To The Lemon by Pablo Neruda

Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight, love’s lashed and insatiable essences, sodden with fragrance, the lemon tree’s yellow emerges, the lemons move down from the tree’s planetarium Delicate merchandise! The harbors are big with it- bazaars for the … Continue reading

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