On Adrienne Rich’s birthday today I am reading her poem, “What kind of times are these.” I like how she connects nature to poetry. Poetry lulls people in — whether they agree with you or not, they (more…)
Walt Whitman’s Poetry is great because it comes with purpose. He explains that while he accepts all the gifts give to him by rich givers, his poetry is his gift to them. For him poetry is the entrance (more…)
Here is a poem from Muriel Rukeseyer (The ballad of Orange and Grape) where the meanings of words has been changed.
Sometimes we say words we don’t mean. Not because we don’t understand them, but because (more…)