Tag Archives: Poetry

For Poetry Friday: A prayer for a correctional officer.

by Chuck Stanley When the CelticLassie read on Daily Kos that former correctional officer ruleoflaw is critically ill, she wanted to send him a message. His story appeared in a diary by SaraR, who is making him a community quilt. … Continue reading

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Hunger of Memory: “Starvation Camp Near Jaslo”–A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

By Elaine Magliaro Stanley Kunitz, the tenth Poet Laureate of the United States, once said, “Memory is everybody’s poet-in-residence.” Wislawa Szymborska, a Nobel Prize-winning poet from Poland, was born in 1923. Jaroslav Anders (Los Angeles Times) said that during her young adulthood, … Continue reading

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Dirty Dog!: A Triolet for Poetry Friday

By Elaine Magliaro I love it when life hands me a real situation that serves as inspiration for writing a poem. A few years ago my daughter’s  Yellow Lab Jack was taken to a special park where dogs are allowed to run around unleashed. … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: John Clare’s “Autumn” Read by Richard Burton

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“Facing It”—A Poem by Yusef Komunyakaa in Honor of American Veterans

By Elaine Magliaro Yusef Komunyakaa, the author of the poem Facing It, was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on April 29, 1947. He “served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970 as a correspondent, and as managing editor of … Continue reading

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In Honor of National Poetry Month: War Poems

By Charlton “Chuck” Stanley I first became interested in war poems when I discovered the work of Wilfred Owen. He was killed exactly one week before the Armistice was signed in November 1918. That first poem of his I read … Continue reading

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‘Tis Burns Night

By CHARLTON STANLEY Robert Burns was born on this day in 1759.  The bard of Scotland was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things with the language of his time.  He wrote in the Scots dialect, but he also wrote … Continue reading

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