ABSENCEBy Elizabeth Jennings I visited the place where we last met.Nothing was changed, the gardens were well-tended,The fountains sprayed their usual steady jet;There was no sign that anything had endedAnd nothing to instruct me to forget.The thoughtless birds that shook out of the trees,Singing an ecstasy I could not share,Played cunning in my thoughts. SurelyContinue reading “Poem of the day: Absence”
HARLEM By Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
A HEROBy Robert W. Service Three times I had the lust to kill,To clutch a throat so young and fair,And squeeze with all my might untilNo breath of being lingered there.Three times I drove the demon out,Though on my brow was evil sweat. . . .And yet I know beyond a doubtHe’ll get me yet,Continue reading “Poem of the day: A hero”
ALONEBy Edgar Allen Poe From childhood’s hour I have not beenAs others were—I have not seenAs others saw—I could not bringMy passions from a common spring—From the same source I have not takenMy sorrow—I could not awakenMy heart to joy at the same tone—And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—Then—in my childhood—in the dawnOf a mostContinue reading “Poem of the day: Alone”
WINDOWSBy Jessie B. Rittenhouse I looked through others’ windowsOn an enchanted earthBut out of my own window–solitude and dearth.And yet there is a mysteryI cannot understand–That others through my windowSee an enchanted land.
OLD FRIENDSBy Edgar Guest I do not say new friends are not considerate and true,Or that their smiles ain’t genuine, but still I’m tellin’ youThat when a feller’s heart is crushed and achin’ with the pain,And teardrops come a-splashin’ down his cheeks like summer rain,Becoz his grief an’ loneliness are more than he can bear,SomehowContinue reading “Poem of the day: Old friends”
LIFES SCARS By Ella Wheeler Wilcox They say the world is round, and yetI often think it square,So many little hurts we getFrom corners here and there.But one great truth in life I’ve found,While journeying to the West-The only folks who really woundAre those we love the best.The man you thoroughly despiseCan rouse your wrath,Continue reading “Poem of the day: Life’s scars”
Welcome back Clovers! I know a majority of people don’t look forward to Mondays but it’s here now and you have to get on with it. Our environment and people around us contribute to our feelings, emotions and perception of things. Stay around a lot of optimists and after a while that, you may catchContinue reading “How to burn the pain #quoteoftheweek”
DEWDROPSBy Myra Viola Wilds Watch the dewdrops in the morning, Shake their little diamond heads,Sparkling, flashing, ever moving, From their silent little beds.See the grass! Each blade is brightened, Roots are strengthened by their stay;Like the dewdrops, let us scatter Gems of love along the way.
LEISUREBy W.H Davies What is this life if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stareNo time to stand beneath the boughs,And stare as long as sheep and cowsNo time to see, when woods we pass,Where squirrels hide their nuts in grassNo time to see, in broad daylight,Streams full of stars, like skiesContinue reading “Poem of the day: Leisure”