Poem: what they did yesterday afternoon, by Warsan Shire

Poem: what they did yesterday afternoon, by Warsan Shire   these are what my prayers look like; dear god i come from two countries one is thirsty the other is on fire both need water. later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole...

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Poem: Darkness

Andrew Grace Placing your foot in a bucket of darkness, three miles to home: ostrich farm, oat field pimpled with buttonweed, Rayleigh Scattering dissolved by mist above. Two hours you spent rivering a womb-humid artery for floodwater to pass through & now passage...

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Poem: A Litany in Time of Plague

A Litany in Time of Plague (1600) Adieu, farewell, earth’s bliss; This world uncertain is; Fond are life’s lustful joys; Death proves them all but toys; None from his darts can fly; I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Rich men, trust not in wealth, Gold...

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Poem: Full Moon, March 2020

Full Moon March 2020 Ted Kooser (former US poet laureate) The moon was in self-isolation, too, and wearing a white mask as it passed us in an aisle of the night, keeping a distance not acknowledging us. It was pushing a cart heaped up with stars, far more stars than...

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