Category Archives: Poem

Just a Song — “The People We Love”

“This morning I’m going to tell the people I love Oh, how they’re important to me every moment Sweet words are better than a beautiful requiem And tell them it’s important And say it as long as it’s time. (…) … Continue reading

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On This Day — John Keats : “When I Have Fears” (January 30 1818)

“This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes … Continue reading

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Poetry as Insurgent Art: Pity the Nation [Lawrence Ferlinghetti]

“If you would be a poet, create works capable of answering the challenge of apocalyptic times, even if this meaning sounds apocalyptic. You are Whitman, you are Poe, you are Mark Twain, you are Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent … Continue reading

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