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Poetry in the Time of Corona — Deborah J. Brasket

Leaf shadows thrown by the morning sun against a creamy wall. Soft, sensuous folds of a warm blanket tossed across my knees. My grandmother’s hands wrapped around a mug as I sip sweet coffee. So much I fail to see … Continue reading

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Care – Slam poetry — stumble upon serendipity

Dedicated to all of you, everyone who reads this and anyone who needs this via Care – Slam poetry — stumble upon serendipity

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The maze of poetry — Howl

There’s no way out of the maze of poetry, but each of its corners is a verse; each of its flowers, the fitting word; every scent, the soul’s voice floating openly; and, overall, a harmonious universe where her rapt heart … Continue reading

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Found Poetry — Roth Poetry

Today we were asked to write poetry from our book shelf. Bjorn, at d’Verse, called it found poetry. The challenge is to arrange and make a poem using book titles from our shelf, without changing any titles. I thought these … Continue reading

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In This Time, Reading Not Writing, Listening Not Speaking — Life Considered

I’m in a weird place, blog-wise. I’ve enjoyed the 2020 re-boot, and I’ve been pretty consistent with my posts (at least one, usually two a month). But I missed June, despite a head full of thoughts (some of which I … Continue reading

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40 Sweet Quotes to make her Smile — Turtle Quotes

We should always try our best to make one another smile, and what better way to do so by sharing one of these quotes to make her (or him!) smile 🙂 Here at turtle quote we love to find quotes … Continue reading

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What to America Is the Fourth of July… And, to Black America? — “Talking Drum Dialogues” (formerly ‘Backstreet Djeli’s Blog’)

by William “Duke” Smither “Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”– Frederick Douglass (Author, Editor, Diplomat… and ‘Escaped Slave’) Over the years, while performing part-time as an … Continue reading

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Black Voices in Contemporary War-Writing — Time Now

What does military service and veteran status mean to black American veterans? Few full-length novels, short-story collections, plays, poetry volumes, memoirs, or non-fiction studies by or about black American soldiers in the 21st-century have been published to help us answer … Continue reading

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Dunkirk’s lost love letters that have gathered dust for 80 years … until now — WhatsNew2Day

We must keep smiling – four simple words that resonate today just as they were written in the heat of battle 80 years ago. George Whayman was a young platoon sergeant major on Dunkirk Beach when he wrote a letter … Continue reading

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Why You Haven’t Been Feeling Inspired to Write Lately (and Why That’s OK) — Novelty Revisions

I just kept asking myself over and over: “What is wrong with you?” via Why You Haven’t Been Feeling Inspired to Write Lately (and Why That’s OK) — Novelty Revisions

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