Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 30 Seamus Heaney: Fosterling and the Sounds of Rain

I don’t normally post on a Friday; I usually stick to a Monday through Thursday schedule. But today is the exception to the rule. A brilliant and wonderful poet has died today and he will be sorely missed. Seamus Heaney, … Continue reading

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August 29 John Donne: Song

This poem has a special place in my heart. It was featured in one of my favorite books Howl’s Moving Castle. The poem is featured in the book, it’s someone’s English homework, but the characters in the story seem to … Continue reading

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August 28 Langston Hughes: Dream Boogie

I’d like to celebrate the “I Have A Dream” speech in my own way. To me it was the most important event of my life even though I wasn’t even alive yet. But I was moved by Martin Luther King’s … Continue reading

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August 27 James Wright: Saying Dante Aloud

It is interesting to be blogging poetry. The ancient meets with the new. It is ironic in that it is least expected that the two unrelated forms have so much in common: both are public forms originally meant to be … Continue reading

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August 26 T.S. Eliot: Virginia

Summer is almost gone and it seemed as if it had barely started. I hate when time moves forward that way. Sometimes, I’ll turn off the t.v. and the computer, put down all the books, magazines and news papers and … Continue reading

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August 24 Robert Crawford: My Iambic Pentameter Lines

Ug! I’m posting what I should have posted on Wednesday and Thursday all together today. And double Ug! I’m going and doing what I promised not to do, I’m going through these old and boring forms of poetry and defining … Continue reading

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August 24 Dylan Thomas: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about risk. What does it mean to take a risk? Is it a leap of faith? An act of stupidity? Can a calculated risk be called an actual risk? Some say that men accomplish … Continue reading

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