July 31, 2020

“To the Swimmer” by Countee Cullen

To the Swimmer Now as I watch you, strong of arm and endurance, battling and struggling With the waves that rush against you, ever with invincible strength returning Into my heart, grown each day more… Continue Reading

July 24, 2020

“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

Invictus Out of the night that covers me,          Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be          For my unconquerable soul. In the… Continue Reading

July 17, 2020

“Daybreak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes

Daybreak in Alabama When I get to be a colored composer I’m gonna write me some music about Daybreak in Alabama And I’m gonna put the purtiest songs in it Rising out of the ground… Continue Reading

July 17, 2020

“God” by Langston Hughes

God I am God— Without one friend, Alone in my purity World without end. Below me young lovers Tread the sweet ground— But I am God— I cannot come down. Spring! Life is love! Love… Continue Reading

July 9, 2020

“This Morning” by Mary Oliver

This Morning This morning the redbirds’ eggs have hatched and already the chicks are chirping for food. They don’t know where it’s coming from, they just keep shouting, “More! More!” As to anything else, they… Continue Reading

July 2, 2020

“Dawn Revisited” by Rita Dove

Dawn Revisited Imagine you wake upwith a second chance: The blue jayhawks his pretty waresand the oak still stands, spreadingglorious shade. If you don’t look back, the future never happens.How good to rise in sunlight,in… Continue Reading