Category Archives: Poetry

“Hope” is the thing with feathers . . .

This poem by Emily Dickinson came to my attention this afternoon. In this time of uncertainty, when it is difficult to see a path to a more positive tomorrow, I thought you might also like to read it. “Hope” is … Continue reading

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[little tree]

Written by e.e. cummings little tree little silent Christmas tree you are so little you are more like a flower who found you in the green forest and were you very sorry to come away? see          i will comfort you … Continue reading

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Written by Robert Frost in 1922, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume. According to Wikipedia, Frost wrote the poem in June 1922 at his house in Shaftsbury, Vermont. He had been up the entire night writing the long … Continue reading

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Christmas Poems and Songs

There have been so many poems and songs written for the Christmas season, both religious and secular, that the difficult part about this post is choosing what to include! We first acknowledge that the reason we celebrate Christmas is to … Continue reading

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Fall & Winter Verse

It seems like a poetry kind of day. Poetry. Thoughts that travel from the head through the heart and out through the fingers to become words on paper.

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Celebration of Summer in Verse

I really love summer, especially the earliest part, and I know that I’m not alone. The grass is green, the trees and flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bugs are buzzing. And a favorite poem that reminds me of these … Continue reading

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Today’s poem (and social commentary)

A repeat – but just as pertinent today. From the poem by W.B.  Yeats, “The Second Coming”. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre    The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is … Continue reading

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My favorite poems

A repeat from a couple of years ago. My favorites haven’t changed though! They are varied in topic, mood and complexity, spanning the centuries and my exposure to poets and poetry at various times in my life, and with various … Continue reading

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A poem for today – Spring

Spring Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like … Continue reading

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Where bluebonnets grow …

“This is the only place on Earth bluebonnets grow, and once a year they come an’ go at this old house here by the road. And when we die, we say we’ll catch some blackbird’s wing, and we will fly … Continue reading

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