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Edgar Guest on Taxation: a poem

Today is April 15, Tax Day! And it’s still April, National Poetry Month, so after a few minutes of Googling “poems about taxes”, here’s one that’s actually not entirely pessimistic about whole affair. I could go on for a bit … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month begins….

A Ballad of Baseball Burdens The burden of hard hitting. Slug away      Like Honus Wagner or like Tyrus Cobb.Else fandom shouteth: “Who said you could play?      Back to the jasper league, you minor slob!”      Swat, hit, connect, line out, get on the job.Else … Continue reading

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“I will seek not the shadowy region”

In her review of a new movie about Emily Bronte, titled Emily, Sheila O’Malley cites two lines from one of Bronte’s poems: I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide. Somehow I’d never … Continue reading

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Indigenous People’s Day

Mine is one of the last generations, I suppose, that was taught all the happy American mythology about Christopher Columbus and how he, knowing that the Earth was round whilst everyone else thought it as flat, thought to sail all … Continue reading

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So you want to read some poetry! (Why Writers Should Read Poetry, part II)

You read my last post about why writers should read poetry, and now you’re thinking, “Gosh, I should do that and read some poetry. But I don’t know where to start or what books to buy or anything!” Well, as … Continue reading

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