Tag Archives: Motivational Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HUMAN FAMILY BY MAYA ANGELOU

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s an iPhone commercial. But it is also a beautiful video and an inspirational poem, both of which come together to remind us that we are more alike than we are different. “I note the obvious differences,” … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HEART OF A WOMAN

THE HEART OF A WOMAN By Georgia Douglas Johnson The heart of a woman goes forth with the dawn, As a lone bird, soft winging, so restlessly on, Afar o’er life’s turrets and vales does it roam In the wake … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RUMI

THE GUEST HOUSE By Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO MERMAID POEMS

Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s feature, Saturday Poetry Series favorites Erin Lyndal Martin and Elana Bell introduced me to two more fabulous mermaid poems. These poems have been swimming through my mind all week, and are too fantastic … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GEORGE MOSES HORTON ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY

ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY By George Moses Horton Alas! and am I born for this, To wear this slavish chain? Deprived of all created bliss, Through hardship, toil, and pain! How long have I in bondage lain, And languished to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI

AN ARAB SHEPHERD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS GOAT ON MOUNT ZION By Yehuda Amichai An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd … Continue reading

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