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  1. INCANTATION BY CZESLAW MILOSZ Human reason is beautiful and invincible. No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books, No sentence of banishment can prevail against it. It establishes the universal ideas in language, And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice With capital letters, lie and oppression with small. It puts what should be above things as they are, Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope. It does not know Jew from Greek or slave from master, Giving us the estate of the world to manage. It saves austere and transpa
  2. RIP, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. May your City Lights forever shine brightly. https://poets.org/poem/world-beautiful-place
  3. A couple of upbeat songs from Van the Man to counter these troubled pandemic times... https://youtu.be/pN06X_IEIVA https://youtu.be/cFu8od9YzlM
  4. Way to go, NASA Perseverance team! πŸ‘ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJB24LVx6fw
  5. A terrific discussion that prompted this thought... Just Thinking ~ William Stafford Got up on a cool morning. Leaned out a window. No cloud, no wind. Air that flowers held for awhile. Some dove somewhere. Been on probation most of my life. And the rest of my life been condemned. So these moments count for a lot--peace, you know. Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up. Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there. This is what the whole thing is about.
  6. (Inspired by this frigid weather...a little haiku I wrote a few years back) Frozen timeworn snow angel frozen solidly in place longing for flight
  7. A Valentine to all today in these chaotic times... https://youtu.be/34YUI3CmckA πŸ•ŠοΈβœŒ
  8. Absolutely! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
  9. Great interview on PBS on how she prepared for her inaugural poem: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/poet-tapped-for-inauguration-to-spread-a-message-of-unity
  10. An amazing poet whose tender age makes her achievements even more impressive. She was named Youth Poet Laureate at the age of 19 (4 years ago)! She combines the power of her words with a powerful sense of social justice - quite a feat, indeed. Here's the poem she read at Biden's inauguration: THE HILL WE CLIMB When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and no
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