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National Poetry Month: “Hope” Is The Thing With Feathers

Poems can offer solace, enrich our lives and some even offer hope.  Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope” Is The Thing With Feathers is one of the best known of Emily Dickinson’s poems. An extended metaphor, it likens the concept of hope … Continue reading

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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. The Poetry Foundation has some great articles and podcasts on their website, including a Poem of the Day series and Essential American Poets, among many others. Poetry Northwest also has a podcast featuring interviews with … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: This Poem Will Make Grown Men Cry

I was reading this article on Huffington Post, This Poem Will Make Grown Men Cry, and I thought you might be interested in reading it, too.  – Jane Carlin, library director “Frost at Midnight” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Frost … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] By E. E. Cummings 1894–1962 i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: Hijab by Soraya Bodaghi

Hijab A thin black scarf hides hair, nose and lips my eyes must speak a thousand words I cannot say. Lessons: how to make khoresht, clean lace curtains in buckets of bleach. My only education. Stealing Bijan’s Qur’an to study … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month…

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth

Want more poetry?  Go to http://www.poets.org/.  Read about the Poet to Poet project or the Poem in Your Pocket Project. Today’s poetry selection is from Collins Librarian, Jane Carlin. Learn more about this famous British poet by visiting the Biography … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Ozymandias”

Ozymandias By Horace Smith, submitted by Elizabeth Knight IN Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone, Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws The only shadow that the Desart knows:– “I am great OZYMANDIAS,” saith the stone, “The King of Kings; … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Come, Sleep! O Sleep”

Come, Sleep! O Sleep is yet another big favorite, submitted by Elizabeth Knight. Come, Sleep! O Sleep Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month: “Point Defiance”

Here’s one with a local touch, written by our own Bill Kupinse, Puget Sound Associate Professor of English and 2008-09 Tacoma Poet Laureate. Submitted by Elizabeth Knight POINT DEFIANCE When I visit her, I find a sea widow scanning the … Continue reading

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