April 8, 2022

“I, Too” by Langston Hughes

I, Too I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at… Continue Reading

November 12, 2021

“Fame is a fickle food” by Emily Dickinson

Fame is a fickle food Fame is a fickle foodUpon a shifting plateWhose table once aGuest but notThe second time is setWhose crumbs the crows inspectAnd with ironic cawFlap past it to theFarmer’s cornMen eat… Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

“To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing his Works” by Phillis Wheatley

To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing his Works To show the lab’ring bosom’s deep intent,And thought in living characters to paint,When first thy pencil did those beauties give,And breathing figures learnt from thee… Continue Reading

February 26, 2021

“Dog” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dog The dog trots freely in the streetand sees realityand the things he seesare bigger than himselfand the things he seesare his realityDrunks in doorwaysMoons on treesThe dog trots freely thru the streetand the things… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“If The World Was Crazy” by Shel Silverstein

If The World Was Crazy If the world was crazy, you know what I’d eat?A big slice of soup and a whole quart of meatA lemonade sandwich, and then I might trySome roasted ice cream… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“Eighteen Flavors” by Shel Silverstein

Eighteen Flavors Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors—Chocolate, lime and cherry,Coffee, pumpkin, fudge-banana,Caramel cream and boysenberry,Rocky road and toasted almond,Butterscotch, vanilla dip,Butter-brickle, apple ripple,Coconut and mocha chip,Brandy peach and lemon custard,Each scoop lovely, smooth, and round,Tallest ice-cream… Continue Reading

December 4, 2020

“Dirty Face” by Shel Silverstein

Dirty Face Where did you get such a dirty face,My darling dirty-faced child? I got it from crawling along in the dirtAnd biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt.I got it from chewing the roots of… Continue Reading

November 6, 2020

“Ithaka” by C.P. Cavafy (read by Sean Connery)

Ithaka As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on… Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

“It Troubled Me as Once I was” by Emily Dickinson

It Troubled Me as Once I was It troubled me as once I was —For I was once a Child —Concluding how an Atom — fell —And yet the Heavens — held — The Heavens… Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

“10 Things I Have Learned” by Milton Glaser

10 Things I Have Learned The American graphic designer Milton Glaser is probably known best for his iconic I Love New York logo, as well as logos for DC Comics and Brooklyn Brewery. He co-founded… Continue Reading