Poem of the day: Leisure

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”

Poem of the day: Love after love

LOVE AFTER LOVE By Derek Walcott The 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 hasContinue reading “Poem of the day: Love after love”

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”

Searching for home

Searching For HomeBy Brittney HemmandsHer eyes glowed with such ambition,And her mouth spoke words of love and kindness.She took pride in wandering;She walked to find the places her heart longed for.Oh, the places she searched to find her home.She made her way through crowded pathsAnd swam through salted waters.She danced in gardensAnd sweetly kissed strangers.SheContinue reading “Searching for home”