I realized I have posted many poems by men, women and African Americans. I have posted poems from across centuries. But I have not posted many, if any, of the Hispanic, Asian, or Native American poets' works. There are other ethnic groups who also have given and continue to give us great inspiration in their … Continue reading More Diversity in My Posts
So here is the poem for the day....when I first read this poem in grade school it was in a book of Shel Silverstein poems...but from what I could find Jack Prelutsky wrote it apparently? Anyone know the story on this? I can't remember from back when I first read it if it was in … Continue reading Credit Confusion–Who is the Poet?
Forgot to post a poem yesterday. Here is the catch up one... Funeral Blues By W.H. Auden Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling … Continue reading Trying to Keep Up with Poetry Month
Poetry Month Continues...and today is Maya Angelou's birthday. It would have been her 90th In her honor here is a poem written by her: Woman Work By Maya Angelou I've got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to … Continue reading A Fitting Birthday for Poetry Month