DPF / McPherson

For John Ashbery, too, one of our many missing voices who would have added thoughtful input to the international overflow of powerful emotion occurring on all sides of the political free-for-all, from poetryfoundation.org.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/145182/sitting-on-a-desk-together-at-smu-1982

from Sitting on a Desk Together at SMU, 1982 / by Sandra McPherson

There’s a bird crowd beachcombing.
Humans love
going to fragments —
it’s Greek.

 

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DPF / King

For poets of all walks of life, from a poet in his own right.

from I Have A Dream / by Martin Luther King Jr.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’