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mara-buck's picture
Mar.22.2014
  There is a comfortable rocking chair within a poem whose lines rhyme. If not a rocker, then at least a cushiony window seat. What schoolchild of a century past wasn’t forced to memorize Holmes and Longfellow, Tennyson and Kipling? At present, with saber-rattling once again in the Crimea, who...
pat-montandon's picture
Jan.15.2010
When I was five my mother said she was going to teach me to memorize poetry, edifying poetry as it turned out, poems with a moral message. My mother, Mama, was a stern taskmaster and I was afraid that she would be mean to me. However, I soon realized that not only did I like poetry, but I enjoyed...