Category: Poetry

Poetry Tuesday: Milton


Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time, the Subtle Thief of Youth by John Milton How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! My hasting days fly on with full career, But my late spring no bud…

Poetry Tuesday: Alabama’s poets


Yesterday, the kids and I made a trip to the public library. As I walked down the staircase, I noticed our little library teemed with people, all kinds of people and more than I’d seen in the library in a long time. It made…

Poetry Tuesday: Too many poets?


Considering the ways in which so many of us waste our time, what would be wrong with a world in which everybody were writing poems? After all, there’s a significant service to humanity in spending time doing no harm. While you’re writing your poem,…

Poetry Tuesday: Paul Laurence Dunbar


I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I only own three collections of poetry by African-Americans. And they’re rather slim. Compared to the amount of poetry by white men that we own…well, 3 little books is a pathetic representation in light of what is available….

Are You Lonely?


John commented on last week’s Thankful Thursday post regarding friendship, “Friendship is an important topic. I would like to see some more books about it. It seems like, in all of our busyness, we don’t make time for friends like we should. I like…

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