Bravery-20, a Writing Prompt Challenge response and a Sharing our Truths response, poetry by Stephen Fuller

Bravery-20, find it heart, so urgently and seriously needed today, I use Adverbs when I know I should not, but to draw out a Point, and make pause ones whose ire raised at my blunder might realize, today, we urgently seriously need their hearts my heart and yours and his and hers... And so on … Continue reading Bravery-20, a Writing Prompt Challenge response and a Sharing our Truths response, poetry by Stephen Fuller

Sonnet 123 by William Shakespeare| Classic Poems Presented By Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas

A classic poem Sonnet 123 by William Shakespeare presented by Liyona. No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change: Thy pyramids built up with newer might To me are nothing novel, nothing strange; They are but dressings of a former sight. Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire What thou dost foist … Continue reading Sonnet 123 by William Shakespeare| Classic Poems Presented By Go Dog Go Cafe Baristas

Hope is the thing with feathers – Classic Poems Presented by Go Dog Go Cafe’s Baristas

This poem by Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. It speaks of the strength of hope in even the fiercest of storms. In all, hope endures. Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale … Continue reading Hope is the thing with feathers – Classic Poems Presented by Go Dog Go Cafe’s Baristas

Light in Dark Times: Meditation 17 – John Donne and a response “Though on them born eager to be found” by Stephen Fuller

Earlier today, Christine shared John Donne’s poem we know as No Man Is an Island. In a fit of inspiration that had been slipping away in face of the practicality of managing life during these most unusual days… I offered this in comments and what had started as a random one line thought became, well, a full blown response poem. Now… wash your hands and stay away from me… LOL. Just kidding, social distancing not required at the Cafe. But do wash your hands before you scroll around.

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“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the …

Light in Dark Times: Meditation 17 – John Donne

Today, Christine shares at the Go Dog Go Cafe John Donne’s No Man is an Island, her choice of classic poem to inspire us in this crazy, unusual times. In a fit of inspiration looking out the window on a rainy day taking a pause from reading a biography of my beloved Ranier Maria Rilke, I wrote in response the following:

Oh… fly me to this island and drop me.

Home will I find there, if but a swim

Must be taken by those who long to hear

What words my heart has concocted from

The cool breezes and slowly lifted fogs

And snowed tops of mountains…

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