Poem of the day
by Eugene Field
I'd not complain of Sister Jane, for she was good and kind,
Combining with rare comeliness distinctive gifts of mind;
Nay, I'll admit it were most fit that, worn by social cares,
She'd crave a change from parlor life to that below the stairs,
And that, eschewing needlework and music, she should take
Herself to the substantial art of manufacturing cake.
At breakfast, then, it would befall that Sister Jane would say:
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Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
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RewriteLondon: Named after the great poet, Gwendolyn Brooks, our brand new, 5-week course, beginning 2 February aims to teach you the foundations of writing poetry. Learn more and sign up for the course here:
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Cook Library: Congratulations local author Suzanne Slade for winning the Sibert Award Honor for "Exquisite: The Poetry & Life of Gwendolyn Brooks!" Congratulations to illustrator Cozbi A. Cabrera for her Caldecott Honor & Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor wins, too!
Erik Gleibermann: Thank you for reminding me this morning of the delicious joy of Gwendolyn Brooks. Always richly revivable.
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(this is from a self-interview she wrote for TriQuarterly in 1984)
Ben Shapiro: Media under Trump: We are vital! Democracy dies in darkness! Even the mildest criticism of the press is a threat to our very freedoms!
Media under Biden: We are absolutely unnecessary! Democracy is safe! Shut up if you disagree, or you threaten freedom!
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Births on this day in history
- 01/25/1949 - John Cooper Clarke - English poet and critic
- 01/25/1936 - Onat Kutlar - Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
- 01/25/1885 - Kitahara Hakushū - Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
- 01/25/1824 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt - Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)
- 01/25/1759 - Robert Burns - Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)
Deaths on this day in history
- 01/25/2017 - Harry Mathews - American novelist and poet (b. 1930)
- 01/25/2005 - Manuel Lopes - Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)