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The Story of Light by Peggy Shumaker (from Poetry Foundation)

The Story of Light
by Peggy Shumaker

Think of the woman who first touched fire
to a hollow stone filled with seal oil,
how she fiddled with fuel and flame
until blue shadows before and after her
filled her house.....

Read the rest of this amazing poem at Poetry Foundation. 

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"Maker of the Song She Sings...." Good Morning from K'in!

We are the makers of the songs we sing! 

Read 'The Idea of Order at Key West" by Wallace Stevens at Poetry Foundation

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A Poem for Snow: The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens (from Poetry Foundation)

Good morning from K'in! 

From The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

 

One must have a mind of winter.... 

......

For the listener, who listens in the snow, 

And, nothing himself, beholds 

Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

 

Read Stevens' Beautiful Poem Here at

 

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Good Read: "The Immigrant's Song" by Tishani Doshi (From Poetry Foundation)

"...Let us not speak of men, 

stolen from their beds at night. 

Let us not say the word

                                            disappeared...."

from "The Immigrant's Song" by Tishani Doshi

Read the rest of this beautiful poem HERE on Poetry Foundation

 

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"Song" by Muriel Rukeyser, from Poetry Foundation

Song
by MURIEL RUKEYSER


Make and be eaten, the poet says,
Lie in the arms of nightlong fire,
To celebrate the waking, wake.
Burn in the daylong light; and praise
Even the mother unappeased,
Even the fathers of desire.....

Read the rest of this gorgeous poem at Poetry Foundation

 

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It would be neat if with the New Year by Jimmy Santiago Baca

"It would be neat if with the New Year

I could leave my loneliness behind with the old year.

My leathery loneliness an old pair of work boots...."

Read more of  

It would be neat if with the New Year by Jimmy Santiago Baca

at Poetry Foundation

 

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