A Snap Quiz in Body Language by David Wagoner Listen Online We can’t hear what they’re saying, but that man is holding that woman in his arms. Your assignment is to deduce their thoughts from what they do. They’ve left no apparent space between their bodies. It could be called a close embrace, but notice … Continue reading A Snap Quiz in Body Language
Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church by Emily Dickinson Some keep the Sabbath going to church — I keep it, staying at Home — With a Bobolink for a Chorister — And an Orchard, for a Dome — Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice — I just wear my Wings — And instead of tolling … Continue reading EMILY DICKINSON’S BIRTHDAY
To take all things as they are
and adjust my life to what must be.
Then in this world I’ll go far
beyond what any eyes can see.
To say not one dishonest word
and avoid all sham and deceit.
Then my mind’s eye won’t be blurred
and life will seem more upbeat.
To make the most of my lonely hours
and quit day dreaming about the past.
Then I’ll tap into my hidden powers
and live my life with joy at last.
To do what no one has done before
but know that I’m like the rest.
Then I’ll find a cause to fight for
and live my life with zeal and zest.
But I take all things as they are not
and try to sink my inner ship.
Thus my efforts come to nought –
what a splendid ego trip!
*Painting “Small Girl Presenting Cherries” by John Russell,
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by Kenneth Harper Finton Do you remember those kids that you played with in grade school? The ones that were not your best friends, but the kids you played with simply because they were there. Their place has now been taken by your Internet friends. - See more at: https://scriggler.com/DetailPost/Poetry/19694#sthash.trm9OR6N.dpuf
The Writer's Almanac for September 2, 2015 National broadcasts of The Writer's Almanac are supported by The Poetry Foundation. American humorist and newspaperman Eugene Field (books by this author), was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850. Field claimed two birthdays, September 2 and September 3, telling friends if they forgot him on the first date, they could … Continue reading Eugene Field
by Matt Stancel In my youth I always found at my grandfather’s house a dozen circular stains and a pile of unopened envelopes on the end table beside a brown recliner with worn armrests and seat that matched the sofa which he always called the settee even when folded out with its plastic covered mattress … Continue reading UNTITLED SKETCH
http://kennethharperfinton.me/2014/08/21/the-biggest-question/ A DIFFERENT TAKE ON ILLUSTRATED POETRY. A DIFFERENT TAKE ON MOST EVERYTHING.