Encounter by Czeslaw Milosz

We were riding through frozen fields in a wagon at dawn.A red wing rose in the darkness. And suddenly a hare ran across the road.One of us pointed to it with his hand. That was long ago. Today neither of them is alive,Not the hare, nor the man who made the gesture. O my love,Continue reading “Encounter by Czeslaw Milosz”

Camille T. Dungy – ‘Let Me’

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a poet spotlight, it’s been a while since I’ve read a poem that made me think, feel, indulge in the words written in that particularly emotional way. I really wanted to find something that made me feel, that made my joints feel sparked, in some way before IContinue reading “Camille T. Dungy – ‘Let Me’”

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just likeContinue reading “Still I Rise by Maya Angelou”

Sylvia Plath, ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’

I love poetry, so it seemed strange to not celebrate famous poets and their poetry on my blog. Please enjoy this first poet spotlight – and read to the end for a special announcement! “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;I lift my lids and all is born again.(I think I madeContinue reading “Sylvia Plath, ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’”