Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

TCS: Some Things Far Outside the Beltway that will Make You Laugh

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DREAM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD February is Black History Month in the United States. When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in 1963, he wasn’t the first African-American to talk about a dream for a … Continue reading

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Poem for Black History Month

I, Too by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table … Continue reading

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TCS: My Year in Quotes

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Poems for National Black Poetry Day

_____________________________________________ cutting greens by Lucille Clifton curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of everything but kinship. collards and kale strain against each strange other away from my kissmaking hand and the iron bedpot. the pot … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: April 1, 2017

April 1st is April Fools/All Fools Day Atheist Day * Reading is Funny Day Sourdough Bread Day Library Snap Shot Day * US Air Force Academy Day * International Tatting Day National Poetry Month 21st Anniversary * _______________________________________________________________ MORE!  Jonathan … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I consider it poetry’s holy grail. Taking language down to just the exact words needed, eliminating anything that could distract from what’s essential. Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) is a master of essence. … Continue reading

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