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Michelle Erica Green
Find me in all the usual places, same bat-username.
Find me in all the usual places, same bat-username.


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Poem for Rosh Hashanah
"Prospective Immigrants Please Note" By Adrienne Rich Either you will go through this door or you will not go through. If you go through there is always the risk of remembering your name. Things look at you doubly and you must look back and let them happen....

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Poem for Wednesday and Annmarie Gardens
On Children By Kahlil Gibran Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but ...

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Poem for Tuesday and Flag Ponds Beach
Distances By William Stanley Braithwaite Just where that star above Shines with a cold, dispassionate smile -- If in the flesh I'd travel there, How many, many a mile! If this, my soul, should be Unprisoned from its earthly bond, Time could not count its ma...

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Greetings from Solomons
Paul and I spent Sunday in Calvert County with Cheryl, first at Annmarie Garden, then at the beach! The garden was having its annual Artsfest, with more than 150 painters, sculptors, beaders, knitters, and many other artists, as well as music throughout the...

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Poem for Sunday and Mount Vernon Colonial Fair
George Washington By Adam Fitzgerald You were my gym buddy ferreting along spotty florescent ramps. Misbegotten signals blinked out bumpkin lanes over sable grass. We passed through many things. Peach sirens, entryway orderlies. Mangled disposition-stations...

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Poem for Saturday and Mewtwo Capture
Chess By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Exactly four different men have tried to teach me how to play. I could never tell the difference between a rook or bishop, but I knew the horse meant knight . And that made sense to me, because a horse is night: soot-hoof and ...

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Poem for Friday and Boonsboro Raptors
Still to be Neat By by Ben Johnson Still to be neat, still to be dressed, As you were going to a feast; Still to be powdered, still perfumed: Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art's hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is not sound. Give me a lo...

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Poem for Thursday, Toulouse Architecture, Paris Can Wait
Toulouse By Joan Bodon Translated by A.Z. Foreman So, why Toulouse at night? A long shriek through the air... The woman with big breasts In the long street out there. I will cross the canal: Clamença awaits me there!...  But I won't find the house, Or the r...

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Poem for Wednesday and Boonesborough Days
Sonnet I By Edna St. Vincent Millay Love, though for this you riddle me with darts, And drag me at your chariot till I die, — Oh, heavy prince! Oh, panderer of hearts! — Yet hear me tell how in their throats they lie Who shout you mighty: thick about my hai...

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Poem for Tuesday, Monday Night Football, Duck
The Night Is Still By Edith Matilda Thomas The night is still, the moon looks kind,     The dew hangs jewels in the heath, An ivy climbs across thy blind,     And throws a light and misty wreath. The dew hangs jewels in the heath,     Buds bloom for which t...
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