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Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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Crossing Moon River

by cheri block 1963 Wallflower, I. Growing along the banks of the 7th-grade gym, having tentatively planted myself there for stability, with other flat-chested girls whose buds had not bloomed, whose stalks were thin and green, whose flowers were years … Continue reading

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Spring in the desert

by cheri The Palo Verde tree sheds her love, A sprig of green and a resting dove. The prickly pear sprouts new quills, The clouds float through while  remaining still. The sun misbehaves at the end of the day, Mottling … Continue reading

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Buried, but speaking from the grave in Spoon River

by cheri block My favorite character in Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology (1915) is Washington McNeeley. He, like The Circuit Judge, Barry Holden, Russian Sonia, and Yee Bow, long gone from this earth, speaks from the grave to us, … Continue reading

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Max on Frost

Most children educated in the United States are familiar with the sweet poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.  Because it is short and intellectually manageable, I use it to teach literary analysis to my younger … Continue reading

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