unharm someone by telling the truth you could not face when you struck instead of tended. — put the fire out (unburn) listen to my poems. but…… Read more “A Few of My Favorite Poems by Nayyirah Waheed”
Category: Daily Dose of Inspiration
“America,” Richard Blanco
I. Although Tía Miriam boasted she discovered at least half a dozen uses for peanut butter— topping for guava shells in syrup, butter substitute for Cuban toast,…… Read more ““America,” Richard Blanco”
“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer,” Walt Whitman
When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add,… Read more "“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer,” Walt Whitman"
“Dreams,” Nikki Giovanni
in my younger years before i learned black people aren’t suppose to dream i wanted to be a raelet and say “dr o wn d in my… Read more "“Dreams,” Nikki Giovanni"
“There Are Birds Here,” Jamaal May
For Detroit There are birds here, so many birds here is what I was trying to say when they said those birds… Read more "“There Are Birds Here,” Jamaal May"
“Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman (section 1 only)
I Celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and… Read more "“Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman (section 1 only)"
“Do not go gentle into that good night,” Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though… Read more "“Do not go gentle into that good night,” Dylan Thomas"
“If-” by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men… Read more "“If-” by Rudyard Kipling"
“Invictus,” William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the… Read more "“Invictus,” William Ernest Henley"
"‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers" By: Emily Dickinson ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without… Read more "Hope"