Taylor Mali poem

Thanks to Cheryl Reif for finding this!


The Art of Disappearing

By Naomi Shihab Nye

When they say Don’t I know you? say no.

When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering.

Someone telling you in a loud voice they once wrote a poem. Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate. Then reply.

If they say We should get together […]

The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina

By Miller Williams

Somewhere in everyone’s head something points toward home, a dashboard’s floating compass, turning all the time to keep from turning. It doesn’t matter how we come to be wherever we are, someplace where nothing goes the way it went once, where nothing holds fast to where it belongs, or what you’ve risen […]

3-year-old reciting Litany

I get in the mood to watch this video by drchelpka from time to time–I love everything about it, especially that there are parents reading poetry to their children out there in the world! He’s reciting “Litany,” by Billy Collins.

Favorite lines:

“It might interest you to know, “speaking of the plentiful imagery of the […]