For your final assignment, I want you to write a manifesto. These can be “any damn thing you want them to be,” but below I’ve listed some questions to help
Our presentations have drawn to an end. To conclude this part of the class, I’d like each of you to pull something you loved by each of the contemporary poets … Read More
What bliss there is in blueness. ~Vladimir Nabokov
Blue dawn air, blue rooftops, the hazy hour, nothing is sharp—
giant violet mums, my attempt at adornment, are obscured by … Read More
No ghosts or goblins and trick-or-treats,
No candy or flowers for your sweets.
No gifts to buy or presents to give,
Just be THANKFUL for the life that you … Read More
Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his … Read More
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And sorry, Jaegger. Looks like he was her lover.
Remember what it was like to be high?
And not on what ifs and jitters?
Back when you were more than a mosh pit of feelings
and raindrops … Read More
The warm embrace cradled her body
to the steady tempo of the sunrise
Never a struggle,
not a single beat skipped
it seemed to come so natural to you
Clenching … Read More