Quote of the Day – May 1, 2018

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Quote of the Day – April 30, 2018

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Quote of the Day – April 29, 2018

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Quote of the Day – April 27, 2018

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Quote of the Day – April 26, 2018

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Quote of the Day – April 25, 2018

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Poem of the Week: Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

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Quote of the Day – April 23, 2018

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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Quote of the Day – April 22, 2018

I find in my poetry and prose the rhythms and imagery of the best – I mean, when I’m at my best – of the good Southern black preachers. The lyricism of the spirituals and the directness of gospel songs and the mystery of blues are in my music or in my poetry and prose, or I missed everything.

Maya Angelou

Quote of the Day – April 21, 2018

Listen, real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.

Jim Morrison