Category : POEM

POEM OF THE DAY: FOR BLACK WOMEN WHO ARE AFRAID BY TOI DERRICOTTE

FOR BLACK WOMEN WHO ARE AFRAID A black woman comes up to me at break in the writing workshop and reads me her poem,

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POEM OF THE DAY: LETTER IN NOVEMBER  BY SYLVIA PLATH

LETTER IN NOVEMBER    Love, the world Suddenly turns, turns color.  The streetlight Splits through the rat’s tail Pods of the laburnum at nine

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POEM OF THE DAY: I CRY BY TUPAC SHAKUR

I CRY  Sometimes when I’m alone I Cry, Cause I am on my own. The tears I cry are bitter and warm. They flow

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POEM OF THE DAY: GRAMMAR BY TONY HOAGLAND

GRAMMAR Maxine, back from a weekend with her boyfriend, smiles like a big cat and says that she’s a conjugated verb. She’s been doing

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POEM OF THE DAY: I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS BY MAYA ANGELOU

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends

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POEM OF THE DAY: HISTORY BY RITA DOVE

HISTORY Everything’s a metaphor, some wise guy said, and his woman nodded, wisely. Why was this such a discovery to him? Why did history

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POEM OF THE DAY: GHANA CALLS BY W. E. B. DU BOIS

GHANA CALLS  I was a little boy, at home with strangers.   I liked my playmates, and knew well,   Whence all their parents came; From

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POEM OF THE DAY: FOR THE CANDLE LIGHT BY ANGELINA W. GRIMKE

FOR THE CANDLE LIGHT The sky was blue, so blue, that day, And each daisy white, so white; Oh! I knew that no more

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POEM OF THE DAY: BLIGHT  BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON

BLIGHT Give me truths; For I am weary of the surfaces, And die of inanition.  If I knew Only the herbs and simples of

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POEM OF THE DAY:

DREAMS Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams

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POEM OF THE DAY: DEDICATION  BY WOLE SOYINKA

DEDICATION Earth will not share the rafter’s envy; dung floors Break, not the gecko’s slight skin, but its fall Taste this soil for death

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POEM OF THE DAY: IF BY RUDYARD KIPLING

IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself

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