The Power of Words to Save Us
So these are all line poems where Mary was talking.
Love poems: ‘For one night only naked in your arms’ - 14 poets pick their favourites
Ooh, girl, you just got dissed. She is an avid reader and writer, with a novel perpetually not done. I mean, it almost comes clanking into the room. Paddy said his mother loved the poem and his father hated it.
It seems like waste to others, but to you And the thronged heroes who have paid the price, Yourselves, your hopes, and all you dreamed and knew, Were counted as a puny sacrifice— You knew, with keener judgment, all was gained, If honour at the last shone still unstained! Brought to Book. And so suddenly, these huge changes had happened, and I was alone.
‘Every poem is political’: Danez Smith, the YouTube star shaking up poetry Books The Guardian
The reality is that there is still a long way to go, but this is a flicker of intent, the poetic ghettoising becoming less flagrant. Topics Poetry The Observer.
The snows of Death are on our brow: Yeah, I know everybody is saying it. You and I could probably quote some right now. Being HIV positive has been that complication. Women writers Putting Irish women writers back in the picture.
I know, me too.
A treasury of war poetry, British and American poems of the world war, 1914-1919/The Fallen
Yeah, I was teaching high school and seven and eighth grade. Nor honour. I mean, every Catholic girl? And yet, the right love poem is strangely reassuring. And then one day, I was waiting for my daughter and her friends to get off one bus, and we were going to get on another.
Marie Howe — The Power of Words to Save Us - The On Being Project
The ability to transform myself in poetry helps me imagine myself differently in the real world. They'll bid you raise your wondering eyes, Till, far above you, you shall see The Beauty that they knew might be, Calling you from the starlit skies. I feel them pass above my head: W E challenged Death.