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"[Auto-]Biography" by Teyuna T. Darris

11/5/2018
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Duration:00:02:48

"The Purple Cow" by Frank Gelett Burgess

11/3/2018
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Duration:00:00:20

"Cinq Ans Apres" by Frank Gelette Burgess

11/2/2018
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Ah , yes! I wrote the " Purple Cow" — I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it! But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I'll Kill you if you Quote it! -------------------------------------- Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter.

Duration:00:00:21

"I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon" by Stephen Crane

11/2/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. ----------------------------------------"I saw a man pursuing the horizon" BY STEPHEN CRANE I saw a man pursuing the horizon; Round and round they sped. I was disturbed at this; I accosted the man. “It is futile,” I said, “You can never —” “You lie,” he cried, And ran on.

Duration:00:00:32

"Evolution" by John Banister Tabb

10/30/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "Evolution" by John Banister Tabb Out of the dusk a shadow, Then, a spark; Out of the cloud a silence, Then, a lark; Out of the heart a rapture, Then, a pain; Out of the dead, cold ashes, Life again.

Duration:00:00:30

"A Learned Man Came to Me Once" by Stephen Crane

10/1/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "A Learned Man Came to Me Once" by Stephen Crane A learned man came to me once. He said, "I know the way, -- come." And I was overjoyed at this. Together we hastened. Soon, too soon, were we Where my eyes were useless, And I knew not the ways of my feet. I clung to the hand of my friend; But at last he...

Duration:00:00:34

"Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost

9/29/2018
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Duration:00:00:32

"Oxycrite" by Teyuna T. Darris

7/29/2018
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Duration:00:00:44

"Pretty" by Teyuna T. Darris

7/18/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- I know I’m not that pretty, But I have a smile that glows. I may not be that pretty, But I know more than you’ll ever know. I may have chubby face: But I can warm you with my grace And I may have height as coal, But I have heart that always grows. So, maybe will come the day when I have perfect cheek bones....

Duration:00:00:44

“The Elephant” by Hilaire Billoc

7/17/2018
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“The Elephant” by Hilaire Billoc Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, and connect with @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. -------------------------------------- When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before.

Duration:00:00:24

"The Song of Mr. Toad" by Kenneth Grahame

6/24/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, and connect with @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. -------------------------------------- The world has held great Heroes, As history-books have showed; But never a name to go down to fame Compared with that of Toad The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them knew one half as much As intelligent Mr Toad! The animals sat in the Ark and cried, Their tears in torrents flowed. Who was it...

Duration:00:00:57

"The Harlem Dancer" by Claude McKay

6/18/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, and connect with @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. -------------------------------------- "The Harlem Dancer: by Claude McKay Applauding youths laughed with young prostitutes And watched her perfect, half-clothed body sway; Her voice was like the sound of blended flutes Blown by black players upon a picnic day. She sang and danced on gracefully and calm, The light gauze hanging loose about her form; To me she seemed a...

Duration:00:01:07

"I was born upon thy bank, river" by Henry David Thoreau

6/17/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "I was born upon thy bank, river" by Henry David Thoreau I was born upon thy bank, river, My blood flows in thy stream, And thou meanderest forever At the bottom of my dream.

Duration:00:00:29

"Do You Know What It's Like to Be Free?" by Teyuna T. Darris

6/16/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "Do You Know What It's Like to Be Free?" by Teyuna T. Darris Do you know what it’s like To be free? Like when you whirl your arms around In the gold-yellow sun And fling your legs in the air? Not caring what anyone say Just a smile in your heart And on your chin. I know what it’s like See, I whirl my heart...

Duration:00:00:39

"Answer to a Child's Question" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

6/15/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "Answer to a Child's Question" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Do you ask what the birds say? The Sparrow, the Dove, The Linnet and Thrush say, “I love and I love!” In the winter they’re silent—the wind is so strong; What it says, I don’t know, but it sings a loud song. But green leaves, and blossoms, and sunny...

Duration:00:00:57

"A Poem" by Teyuna Trynea Darris

6/14/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "A Poem" by Teyuna Trynea Darris A poem does not have to rhyme It simply shares a record of a tale about some interesting/practical event that all humans share. A poem is a dream of the pictures we live (daily) of the stories we see, hear, taste, touch--- smell. A poem is a reflection of the people, of the...

Duration:00:01:17

"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley

6/13/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this...

Duration:00:00:51

"The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

6/12/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- "The New Colossus" BY EMMA LAZARUS Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows...

Duration:00:01:00

"The Arrow and the Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6/11/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. -------------------------------------- ""The Arrow and the Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it...

Duration:00:00:46

"GoodPoetry" by Teyuna Trynea Darris

6/10/2018
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Listen to more GoodPoetry at www.GoodPoetry.org, iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music and connect with us @itsGoodPoetry on Facebook, and Twitter. ______________________________________ “GoodPoetry” What are the prerequisites For good poetry? Is it the layout on the page Or, a pretty word to calm fears Or, to stir emotion Or, to put you in-between? Does good poetry sound good? Are its iambs and pentameters in perfect mode? (or, is it form?) Is it a sonnet or a villanelle? Does it rhyme or...

Duration:00:01:02