#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 23

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Day 23 – Favorite Poem: Lighthead’s Guide to the Galaxy And if you are addicted to sleep, a bay of fresh coffee may help. If you are addicted to coffee, teach yourself to breakdance. If you are addicted to dancing, polio will cure you. If you hear that the last black man alive will be […]

February 23, 2015

#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 21

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Day 21 – Would Give as a Gift: I would definitely give The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou as a gift.  This collection nourishes and comforts the soul.  The late great Dr. Maya Angelou was a woman wise beyond her years.  She is so terribly missed.  Most of her life was spent supporting and […]

February 21, 2015

Maya Angelou a Phenomenal Woman

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I was reading when a notification popped up on my iPad.  It read “Maya Angelou dead at 86”.  I dropped everything in search of the article.  I just couldn’t believe it.  I still can’t believe it.  Maya Angelou will be greatly missed.  I heard someone say “My black feminist heart is weeping.”  I couldn’t have […]

May 28, 2014

The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks

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I bought this tiny book of Gwendolyn Brooks’ poems about a year and a half ago. I picked it up and read two or three poems and put it down.  Why?  I have no unearthly idea!   Insanity! What was I thinking?!  So when I was rummaging through the books on my shelves looking for […]

March 4, 2014

Still I Rise

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I’m still celebrating  National Poetry Month with another one of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou.  Scroll down to the video to hear her reciting Still I Rise with her luscious, mesmerizing voice.  Enjoy and recite or publish your favorite poems this month. Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your […]

April 26, 2012

It's National Poetry Month

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I had no idea but found out that April is National Poetry Month, after reading The Daily Post today.  Apparently it has gone on since 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. Here are the goals for National Poetry Month, that I found on a site called poets.org “Highlight the extraordinary legacy […]

April 17, 2012