This prayer is online in a number of places. It was read in our church a while back by a professor...Read More
A man saw the whole world as a grinning skull and crossbones. The rose flesh of life shriveled from all faces. Nothing counts. Everything is a fake. Dust to dust and ashes to ashes and then an old darkness and a useless silence....Read More
Oh yes, I know the faults … The lyncher’s rope, the bought justice, the wasted land, The scale on the leaf, the borers in the corn, The finks with their clubs, the grey sky of relief, All the long shame of our hearts...Read More
Here’s our hands-down all-time favorite Christmas poem, with our paraphrase following. Little Baby Thing They all were looking for a king to slay their foes and lift them high. Thou cam’st a little baby thing that...Read More
I know this guy personally and this is entirely legit. And I much agree with some of his sentiments! I have an occupation not familiar to most men So my outlook’s prob’ly dif’rent from beginin’ to the...Read More
This poet puts things so matter-of-factly, and sees so realistically. I see this applying to more than military “adventures” – see after the poem. THE END AND THE BEGINNING by Wislawa Szymborska (Nobel Prize...Read More
from a new book I bought last night on the way to Chicago… “There’s nothing more debauched than thinking…. Nothing’s sacred for those who think. Calling things brazenly by name, risque’...Read More
We were gone for the weekend to Lawrence KS. (Nice place!) Browsing bookstores we found Let America Be America Again* — a few poems by the black “poet laureate” Langston Hughes, with a preface by Senator John...Read More
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