Tag: National Poetry Month

  • Day 45

    Day 45 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,012,583 As we pass a million cases in my country, and a quarter of a million deaths worldwide, there are innumerable innocences being lost. We will remember the devastation of loss but innocence lies beyond the reach of memory… Innocence rips like a breeze that cuts through […]

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  • Day 38

    Day 38 – Total confirmed cases in US: 825,306 Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. In 1970, people all around the country protested against the environmental degradation caused by industries that polluted our air and water without fear of penalty. As Walter Cronkite said at the time, the protesters were “predominantly young, predominantly […]

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  • Day 18

    Day 18 – Total confirmed cases in US:216,722 April is not just the cruelest month – as evidenced by the sickening spiral of the number at the top of this page – it is also National Poetry Month in the US. At times like this, we hope that poetry can help heal the anguish that […]

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  • Annabel Lee

    One night last week, at a poetry workshop, I wrote something that isn’t ready to post. Cowards get a bad rap but sometimes we spare others as well as ourselves. Instead, for this final day of National Poetry Month, I’ll post a posthumous poem. It’s the last one ever written by Edgar Allan Poe. Annabel […]

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