Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Making the Words Ours" by Kathleen Rooney

Read Making the Words Ours by Kathleen Rooney: A compelling new video project takes Whitman to the streets of Alabama.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
American poet

Monday, February 13, 2017

"My Blue Shirt" by Gary Whited : American Life in Poetry

As Ted Kooser says in part in his introduction to this poem, "The next time you open your closet, this poem will give you reason to pay a little more attention to what's hanging inside": My Blue Shirt by Gary Whited : American Life in Poetry

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Poem by Emily Dickinson and a Hymn by George Beverly Shea

An untitled poem by Emily Dickinson
on help to the distressed

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain

Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain.


Now listen to a recording of George Beverly Shea singing the hymn "If I Can Help Somebody."

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Fresh and Green" (devotional) and "Sequoias" (poem)

Take time to read the devotional for today, "Fresh and Green" by Alvin E. Trucano, in The Upper Room daily devotional guide (January-February 2017). The Upper Room is "Where the World Meets to Pray."

Read the poem "Sequoias," by Alzire Nelson, on pages 256-257 of the February 1924 issue of Poetry Magazine.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

"A Poem on Anger" from the Bible

A POEM ON ANGER
from the Bible: Proverbs 15:18, 16:32 (King James Version)

A wrathful man stirreth up strife:
But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
And he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.