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Thursday, May 21, 2015

poetry challenge twenty




Write an "UNANSWERABLE LETTER"*** poem.

***The character in your poem/letter can be real or imagined, a person, place, or thing;it could be the truth...or  not!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

POET PROFILE




JOSEPHINE DELPHINE HENDERSON HEARD was born the daughter of North Carolina slaves, on October 11, 1861.  

Heard received a good education, taught school and married Bishop William Henry Heard, with whom she traveled throughout the world.

She showed great promise in education especially for reading and writing. As a result she was encouraged to pursue poetry and in 1890 published a collection of poems entitled "Morning Glories."

Heard died in the early 1920's.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

poetry challenge nineteen


Write a poem to yourself as a ten year old child with instructions on how to handle the difficult moments you will encounter in your life as an adult.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

poetry challenge eighteen (18)



WRITE A POEM IN WHICH YOU EULOGIZE YOURSELF
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What are some of the truly good and bad things you would really say about yourself?

BLACKpoetsWorkspace


this blog/BLACKpoetsWorkspace celebrates the legacy of BLACK POETRY. We take what has been handed over to us by our ancestors, to honor and preserve for the next generation.
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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A TRUE POET?   conviction, patience, stillness, attentiveness, intuition, curiosity, experimentation, acquired knowledge, and skills.

1 -READ AND WRITE POETRY


  
2-   CREATE A WORKspace that you want to hurry back to that immediately awakens your creative spirit the moment you enter it; that calls up your own imaginative powers, your seriousness and humor, your wisdom and learning and your vision for the future.

3 - READ AND WRITE POETRY

 Soon you will DISCOVER that  READING and WRITING POETRY frees not only your poetic impulses but all of your stored up CREATIVE ENERGIES as well.


CONGRATULATIONS            BY THE POWERS INVESTED

YOU ARE A POET whose job it is to

PRESERVE POETRY for the next generation BY CREATING POETRY now!

READ THIS POEM OUT LOUD


On Virtue

 
Phillis Wheatley