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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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Hidden Poetry on Boston’s Sidewalks Is Revealed Only When It Rains

“In honor of National Poetry Month, Mass Poetry, in partnership with The City of Boston, is proud to present Raining Poetry. Using a biodegradable water-repellent spray and stencils made by local artists, the city’s Mural Crew is setting out to … 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: 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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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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Poem of the Day: High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled … Continue reading

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Poem of the Day: A child said, What is the grass? by Walt Whitman

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag … 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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