Sharing Poetry: Gwendolyn Brooks, "a song in the... →
sharingpoetry: I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life. I want a peek at the back Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows. A girl gets sick of a rose. I want to go in the back yard now And maybe down the alley, To where the charity children play. I want a good time today. They do some…
Sharing Poetry: Yusef Komunyakaa, "Blue Dementia" →
sharingpoetry: In the days when a man would hold a swarm of words inside his belly, nestled against his spleen, singing. In the days of night riders when life tongued a reed till blues & sorrow song called out of the deep night: Another man done gone. Another man done gone. In the days when one could lose…
One of my favorites at the moment
Larry Powell, Superintendent of the Fresno County... →
ewilcox: This month, Powell will “retire” for one day. He’ll then be rehired to the exact same superintendent’s job with the exact same duties. The only difference is that instead of earning $290,000 per year in pay and benefits, as he has in the past, he’ll earn only $32,000 a year. Powell has signed on to this adjusted salary agreement through 2014, meaning he’ll be saving Fresno County...