Posts in The Weekly Verse

The Weekly Verse: Good Bones by Maggie Smith

I was struck by how relevant this poem is to the times we’re living in now.

The Weekly Verse: Fireflies in the Garden by Robert Frost

I don’t remember ever questioning the how or why of fireflies.

The Weekly Verse: Feb. 29, 1958 by Allen Ginsberg

Whether or not he knew or believed it during his life, Allen Ginsberg is a historical poet and had some pretty amazing imagery skillz as well.

The Weekly Verse: maggie and milly and molly and may by E.E. Cummings

“as small as a world and as large as alone.”

The Weekly Verse: The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

This poem is a sucker-punch of real talk.

The Weekly Verse: “Power” by Audre Lorde

It makes me flinch and cringe and feel angry and sad and afraid.

The Weekly Verse: Dance by Norm Bisson

I first read Dance in high school, and it’s one I come back to when my life gets crazy.

The Weekly Verse: The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

I think Charles Bukowski knew what it was like to spend a lot of time in the dark.

The Weekly Verse: I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It accurately captures my (and many people’s) frustration with the wide gap between the American Promise and the American Reality.

The Weekly Verse: All Nearness Pauses, while a Star Can Grow by E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings tackled some big ideas–love, time–and he was somehow able to perfectly capture the bigness of those ideas in small poems.

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