Poem: “Brotherhood,” by  Georgia Douglas Johnson

Poem: “Brotherhood,” by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Come, brothers all! Shall we not wend The blind-way of our prison-world By sympathy entwined? Shall we not make The bleak way for each other’s sake Less rugged and unkind? O let each throbbing heart repeat The faint note of another’s beat To lift a chanson for the...
Poem: “Silence,” by Anasuya Sengupta

Poem: “Silence,” by Anasuya Sengupta

Too many women in too many countries speak the same language of silence. My grandmother was always silent, always aggrieved Only her husband had the cosmic right (or so it was said) to speak and be heard. They say it is different now. (After all, I am always vocal and...
Poem: ” In Heaven,” by Stephen Crane

Poem: ” In Heaven,” by Stephen Crane

In Heaven, Some little blades of grass Stood before God. “What did you do?” Then all save one of the little blades Began eagerly to relate The merits of their lives. This one stayed a small way behind Ashamed. Presently God said: “And what did you do?” The little...
Poem: “Santa Claus,” by Howard Nemerov

Poem: “Santa Claus,” by Howard Nemerov

Somewhere on his travels the strange child Picked up with this overstuffed confidence man, Affection’s inverted thief, who climbs at night Down chimneys into dreams, with this world’s goods, Bringing all the benevolence of money, He teaches the innocent to...