MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

MLK Day: A Langston Hughes Poem

The poet Langston Hughes was a great inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Examples of their connection are expansive. In 1956, King recited Hughes’ poem “Mother to Son” from the pulpit to honor his wife Coretta, who was celebrating her first Mother’s Day. That...
In Memory of Mary Oliver

In Memory of Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver died today, at the age of 83. Here is one of her poems in memory of her life.   My Work is Loving the World –by Mary Oliver (Aug 15, 2016)   My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird – equal seekers...
Poem: American Journal

Poem: American Journal

[American Journal] Robert Hayden, 1913 – 1980 here among them the americans this baffling multi people        extremes and variegations        their noise  restlessness        their almost...