Tag Archives: Motivational Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RACHEL HEIMOWITZ

REFRESH By Rachel Heimowitz We raise them in lemons, in buttercream, in cornmeal, we cut the crust off every loaf and serve blueberries to those who can’t abide the crumbs. We let them ride our arms like cowboys, and when … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NEW YEAR’S MORNING

NEW YEAR’S MORNING By Helen Hunt Jackson Only a night from old to new! Only a night, and so much wrought! The Old Year’s heart all weary grew, But said: “The New Year rest has brought.” The Old Year’s hopes … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HEART OF A WOMAN

THE HEART OF A WOMAN By Georgia Douglas Johnson The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam In the wake … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO MERMAID POEMS

Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s feature, Saturday Poetry Series favorites Erin Lyndal Martin and Elana Bell introduced me to two more fabulous mermaid poems. These poems have been swimming through my mind all week, and are too fantastic … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GEORGE MOSES HORTON ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY

ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY By George Moses Horton Alas! and am I born for this, To wear this slavish chain? Deprived of all created bliss, Through hardship, toil, and pain! How long have I in bondage lain, And languished to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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