Category Archives: Words

Morning Poem: David Kirby’s “Get up, Please”

I came across this poem yesterday and love its meditation on gratitude, on how we show respect and to whom. As Americans, we may taut the value of experience and the need to respect those who have lived long enough … Continue reading

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Morning Poem: Joe Wilkins’s “Then I Packed You Up the Ridge Like a Brother on My Back”

Okay, so it’s not morning anymore. Still, I thought this day needed a little poetry action. My choice: Joe Wilkins’s “Then I Packed You Up the Ridge Like a Brother on My Back.” It’s the featured poem today over at Poetry … Continue reading

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3am Poetry: Billy Collins’s “Insomnia”

Well crap. It’s 3:00 am, and I’m wide awake. (No, not lonely, although the 90s child in me did just geek out a bit). Tonight it’s money issues. I am so tired of nearly being in the red every month. … Continue reading

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Morning Poem: Ellen Bass’s “Pleasantville, New Jersey, 1955”

Saw this poem posted on Poetry Daily yesterday. I love its exploration of the urban experience, of being able to connect with one’s surroundings (natural or otherwise) and find one’s place in the “spiraling galaxy” of which we are all a … Continue reading

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A Love Poem for this Monday Morning: Nikki Giovanni’s “I Wrote a Good Omelet”

Because I woke up from a most delicious dream this Monday morning, here is a love poem for you: Nikki Giovanni’s “I Wrote a Good Omelet.” It perfectly captures the discombobulation of being in love. “I Wrote a Good Omelet” … Continue reading

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