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Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

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Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

  Today is Poetry on Wednesday (POW) day. Last week I mentioned Poetry Month and how I'd contribute to the celebration of words. Because I just learned how a Haiku is structured, by terrific instructor Sonya Sones, I decided to do a Haiku for POW day. Traditional Japanese Haiku not only have 17 syllables, they must… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku