Tag Archives: United States

International Day of Peace and Poetry

Did you read or write a poem to share on September 21st, the International Day of Peace? Share it here if you have permission, or give us the author, title, and book where we can find it. Related articles International … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poets for Peace

In honor of the International Day of Peace, several published poets will read famous and original poetry in Glens Falls, New York tonight. If you have Word, click on the link that follows. If you don’t, then know that some … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Peace, peace vigil, Poetry, poetry reading, Politics, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Arab World and Poetry

In the past couple of weeks the Arab world has rocked with contraries–tumult and calm, insurrection and passivity, violence and nonviolent resistance. Tunis, Cairo, Tehran, and soon possibly Harare and Sana’a–cities not normally on the radar of Americans–are facing precipitous … Continue reading

Posted in Peace, Poetry, Politics, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Women, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Believe (Redux)

All writers believe in revising, and all the new bloggers I’ve encountered worry about putting themselves “out there,” so I’m supporting my fellow newbies with a first revision of my post from two days ago–strikeouts and all. I am taking … Continue reading

Posted in Belief, Faith, I believe, nature, Peace, Poetry, Uncategorized, Women, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m Taking the Challenge

On Martin Luther King Day, when I’m only a week from starting another semester of teaching and time is short, I’ve decided to follow Martin Luther King‘s advice not to take a poll to determine what’s right (I’m paraphrasing from … Continue reading

Posted in Peace, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Three Thousand Times

The following poem was published in Night-Blooming Cereus and other poems and The Glens Falls Post-Star Three Thousand Times As morning unfurled in noxious plumes, acrid wings enshrouding the throbbing city, we could have sworn a single heart stopped beating. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Peace, Poetry, Politics, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

August 6

August 6 – poem published in Night-Blooming Cereus and other poems and Columbia Daily Tribune August 6 I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. —J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita The anniversary of the morning America bombed Hiroshima—no … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment