Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Spring, She Withholds

To John Clare John Clare Well, honest John, how fare you now at home? The spring is come, and birds are building nests; The old cock-robin to the sty is come, With olive feathers and its ruddy breast; And the … Continue reading

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Words fail, and we can but weep.

Lamentation over Boston William Billings (1778) By the Rivers of Watertown we sat down and wept, we wept when we remember’d, O Boston. Lord God of Heaven, preserve them, defend them, deliver and restore them unto us again. Forbid it, … Continue reading

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And, we are off.

A Promise to California Walt Whitman A promise to California, Or inland to the great pastoral Plains, and on to Puget sound and Oregon; Sojourning east a while longer, soon I travel toward you, to remain, to teach robust American … Continue reading

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Go on, go on, go on.

For Weeks After the Funeral ANDREA HOLLANDER BUDY The house felt like the opera, the audience in their seats, hushed, ready, but the cast not yet arrived. And if I said anything to try to appease the anxious air, my … Continue reading

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It’s Election Day in Wisconsin

Poetry Wants You to Choose And so, for the poetry month selection, here is Carlos Andrés Gómez, a slam poet, performing his work, “Vote for Them.” I voted, of course I did. I feel like I am living in a … Continue reading

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Hello, Poetry Month

A Time to Talk Robert Frost When a friend calls to me from the road And slows his horse to a meaning walk, I don’t stand still and look around On all the hills I haven’t hoed, And shout from … Continue reading

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