I remember

I REMEMBER By Anne Sexton By the first of Augustthe invisible beetles beganto snore and the grass wasas tough as hemp and wasno color—no more thanthe sand was a color andwe had worn our bare feetbare since the twentiethof June and there were timeswe forgot to wind up youralarm clock and some nightswe took ourContinue reading “I remember”

The true meaning of life

THE TRUE MEANING OF LIFE By Patricia A. Fleming The Years have passed by,In the blink of an eye,Moments of sadness,And joy have flown by. People I loved,Have come and have gone,But the world never stopped,And we all carried on. Life wasn’t easy,And the struggles were there,Filled with times that it mattered,Times I just didn’tContinue reading “The true meaning of life”

The arrow and the song

THE ARROW AND THE SONGBy Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I shot an arrow into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For, so swiftly it flew, the sightCould not follow it in its flight.I breathed a song into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For who has sight so keen and strong,That itContinue reading “The arrow and the song”

Alone

ALONEBy Maya Angelou Lying, thinkingLast nightHow to find my soul a homeWhere water is not thirstyAnd bread loaf is not stoneI came up with one thingAnd I don’t believe I’m wrongThat nobody,But nobodyCan make it out here alone. Alone, all aloneNobody, but nobodyCan make it out here alone. There are some millionairesWith money they can’tContinue reading “Alone”

Love after love

Love After LoveBy Derek WalcottThe time will comewhen, with elation,you will greet yourself arrivingat your own door, in your own mirror,and each will smile at the other’s welcome,And say, sit here. Eat.You will love again the stranger who was yourself.Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heartto itself, to the stranger who has loved youallContinue reading “Love after love”

All the world’s a stage

All The World’s A StageBy William ShakespeareAll the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players:They have their exits and their entrances;And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.And then the whining school-boy, with his satchelAnd shining morningContinue reading “All the world’s a stage”

Equality

EqualityBy Maya AngelouYou declare you see me dimlythrough a glass which will not shine,though I stand before you boldly,trim in rank and marking time.You do own to hear me faintlyas a whisper out of range,while my drums beat out the messageand the rhythms never change.Equality, and I will be free.Equality, and I will be free.YouContinue reading “Equality”

For Annie

For AnnieBY EDGAR ALLAN POEThank Heaven! the crisis,The danger, is past,And the lingering illnessIs over at last—And the fever called “Living”Is conquered at last.Sadly, I knowI am shorn of my strength,And no muscle I moveAs I lie at full length—But no matter!—I feelI am better at length.And I rest so composedly,Now, in my bed,That anyContinue reading “For Annie”