Poetry Friday

[Poetry Friday] Let there be Light on a Good Friday

Myra here. I am happy to be joining the Poetry Friday community hosted this week by the Haiku Queen, Robyn Hood Black of Life on the Deckle Edge. Thank you so much, Robyn, for hosting on a Good Friday. When I discovered this book by accident in the public library, I knew it would be the […]

[Poetry Friday] I Dream a World by Langston Hughes

Myra here. I am glad to once again join the Poetry Friday community with another Langston Hughes’ poem in keeping with our current reading theme that celebrates diversity and the voices of the silenced. Our host this week is the very talented Michelle Heidenrich Barnes from Today’s Little Ditty. Last week, I shared The Negro Speaks […]

[Poetry Friday] Langston Hughes’ The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Myra here. I am glad to join the Poetry Friday community this week, hosted by the beautiful Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm. As we continue to celebrate the Voices of the Silenced until the end of April, I am glad to find this gorgeously-illustrated compilation of Lansgton Hughes’ poetry from our library: The […]

[Poetry Friday] Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

Myra here. As March is Women’s Month, we are celebrating female poets here in GatheringBooks. This is also in keeping with our current bimonthly theme: This week, I am back with another poem by Maya Angelou still culled from this gorgeous book that I borrowed from the library. I have read Maya Angelou’s novel I know […]

[Poetry Friday] Woman Work by Maya Angelou and Tracy Chapman

Myra here. As we continue with our current bimonthly theme Rainbow Colors of Diversity: Voices of the Silenced allow me to share one of Maya Angelou’s poems with you. I found this book in the library when my 12 year old daughter had a Poetry unit in her Literature class. I wanted her to be more familiarized […]