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POETRY FRIDAY: “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Posted by Elaine Magliaro SYMPATHY By Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

Posted by Elaine Magliaro WILD GEESE, illustrated poem recited by Mary Oliver Click here to read the full text of Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese. Mary Oliver (Poetry Foundation) Excerpt: Poet Mary Oliver is an “indefatigable guide to the natural … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: A Fairy Tale Poem Featuring Rumpelstiltskin

By Elaine Magliaro Over twenty years ago—while I was still teaching elementary school—I began working on a collection of humorous poems about familiar characters from fairy tales and folktales. Those characters included Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, the Wolf of … Continue reading

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“CONSOLATION”: A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

Posted by Elaine Magliaro For the first Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month, I’m posting a poem by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. CONSOLATION By Wisława Szymborska (Translated By Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak) Darwin. They say he read novels to … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: “Warning” by Jenny Joseph (Video)

By Elaine Magliaro I often enjoy reading poems that have touches of humor in them. I found one such poem in an anthology that I bought over twenty years ago. The anthology, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, gets … Continue reading

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Nonsense! – The Poetry of Lewis Carroll

by Gene Howington Poetry Friday is usually Elaine’s bailiwick and rightfully so with her being our resident Poet Laureate. Although I appreciate poetry, my personal predilection for the grammatical arts tends toward the novel and its smaller variations. However, that … Continue reading

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“TORTURES”–A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

  By Elaine Magliaro I selected a poem that I think is most appropriate to post this Poetry Friday after the release of the Senate’s CIA torture report earlier in the week. “Tortures” was written by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. Szymborska was awarded the … Continue reading

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