Poem of the Day “Drum Dream Girl” By Margarita Engle

Drum Dream Girl

Drum Dream Girl On an island of music in a city of drumbeats the drum dream girl dreamed of pounding tall conga drums tapping small bongó drums and boom boom booming with long, loud sticks on bit, round, silvery moon-bright timbales. But everyone on the island of music in the city of drumbeats believed that only boys should play drums so the drum ...

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Poem of the Day “The Raven” BY Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven

The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—             Only this and nothing more.” ...

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Poem of the Day “Touched by An Angel” By Maya Angelou

Touched by An Angel

Touched by An Angel We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains ...

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A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow– You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or ...

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