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October, 2012 – Life Live Fully

Live life fully

My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun

My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun (764) BY EMILY DICKINSON   My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - In Corners - till a Day The...

For Example

For Example By Adrienne Rich November 23, 1963 Sometimes you meet an old man whose fist isn't clenched blue-white. Someone like that old poet whose grained palm once travelled the bodies...

Artist’s Life

Artist's Life By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Of all the waltzes the great Strauss wrote, mad with melody, rhythm--rife From the very first to the final note, Give me his...

December, 2009 – The Summer Day

The Summer Day   Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean-- the one who has flung herself...

March, 2015 – Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.


Undocumented By Krista Martinelli Undocumented Mexican laborers It happened to a nineteen-year-old me. On a cherry orchard on the side of a mountain Flathead Lake, Montana. Big Sky country. They would...

April, 2015 – Spring

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring

January, 2011 – Grateful

Grateful am I for the sight to see the beauty in the earth below and the sky above; Blessed am I to feel the rustling of wind blowing through my hair; Thankful am...

March, 2014 – Sidekicks

Poem of the Month Sidekicks Ronald Koertge They were never handsome and often came with a hormone imbalance manifested by corpulence, a yodel of a voice or ears big...