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?
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”
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”
WHEN I HAVE FEARS BY JOHN KEATS When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain,Before high-pilèd books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain;When I behold, upon the night’s starred face, Huge cloudy symbols of a high romance,And think that I mayContinue reading “Poem of the day: when I have fears”
Alone”BY EDGAR ALLAN 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 “All I loved, I loved alone”
Forty years by Mary Oliver for forty yearsthe sheets of white paper havepassed under my hands and I have tried to improve their peacefulemptiness putting downlittle curls little shaftsof letters words little flames leapingnot one pagewas less to me than fascinatingdiscursive full of cadence its pale nerves hidingin the curves of the Qsbehind the soldierly Hsin the webbedContinue reading “Forty years”
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”
Nothing Stays The SameBy Carol A. AndrewsThe earth spins like a rolling ball.Stars shine bright then fade away.Darkness melts and turns to light.The sunrise starts another day.The sun dips slowly into the sea.The moon will wax and wane.The sea will rise and falls with tides.And you will love again.Nothing ever stays the same.Mountains change withContinue reading “Nothing stays the same”
THE THOUSANDTH MANBy Rudyard Kipling One man in a thousand, Solomon says,Will stick more close than a brother.And it’s worth while seeking him half your daysIf you find him before the other.Nine hundred and ninety-nine dependOn what the world sees in you,But the Thousandth Man will stand your friendWith the whole round world agin you.
A TIME TO TALKBY ROBERT FROSTWhen a friend calls to me from the roadAnd slows his horse to a meaning walk,I don’t stand still and look aroundOn all the hills I haven’t hoed,And shout from where I am, What is it?No, not as there is a time to talk.I thrust my hoe in the mellowContinue reading “A time to talk”