Letter To Brooks: Spring Garden By Major Jackson

Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden by Major Jackson

  • June 13, 2019

We celebrate Father's Day this poetry Thursday with another poem from Major Jackson! Whether it's a father, step-father, father-figure, positive masculine role model, grandfather, or soon-to-be father... remember to honor those important paternal figures in your life this Sunday! Letter…

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Mighty Pawns By Major Jackson

Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson

  • June 6, 2019

This Poetry Thursday we honor a local poet who teaches out of the University of Vermont, Major Jackson. Enjoy! Mighty Pawns by Major Jackson If I told you Earl, the toughest kid on my block in North Philadelphia, bow-legged and…

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The Apple Tree By Wendell Berry

The Apple Tree by Wendell Berry

  • May 23, 2019

This week's poem is in honor of the apple tree that is currently blossoming here in Vermont. This tree has sustained so many in human history and been sacred to so many cultures. Enjoy! The Apple Tree by Wendell Berry…

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In The Next Galaxy By Ruth Stone

In the Next Galaxy by Ruth Stone

  • May 16, 2019

In The Next Galaxy by Ruth Stone   Things will be different. No one will lose their sight, their hearing, their gallbladder. It will be all Catskills with brand new wrap-around verandas. The idea of Hitler will not have vibrated…

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The Lanyard By Billy Collins

The Lanyard by Billy Collins

  • May 9, 2019

Happy Mother's Day! This week's poem is a gift to all the mothers out there. It is a humorous take on how we repay our mothers by Billy Collins. Enjoy! The Lanyard by Billy Collins   The other day as…

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School Prayer By Diane Ackerman

School Prayer by Diane Ackerman

  • May 2, 2019

Many of you met Joanna this past month when she filled in as office manager for 6 weeks. This Thursday, we honor Joanna's birthday with her favorite poem. Hope you enjoy!   School Prayer by Diane Ackerman In the name…

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An Excerpt By William Shakespear

An Excerpt by William Shakespear

  • April 25, 2019

An Excerpt by William Shakespear from The Tempest   You do look, my son, in a moved sort, As if you were dismayed: be cheerful, sir. Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all…

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Burlington Snow

Burlington Snow

  • February 21, 2019

By Allen Ginsberg We usually try not to get too political with our poetry Thursday posts, but this poem is just too clever and timely. In 1986, Allen Ginsberg wrote this poem in praise of Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of…

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