Dailies 9/24/16: a cigarette-smoking professor-priest, the death of a friend, & taking the day in small doses


Donelle Dreese has a good poem to wake up to at Verse Daily. “Sophrosyne,” according to Dictionary.com, meansmoderation; discretion; prudence.”


You break bread into small pieces.

Sometimes the day is better

taken in low degrees so you can see

Read rest of poem 

At Poetry Daily, Jerry Harp has “Father Father” about a cigarette-smoking priest-professor:

Striding the college halls, bouncing
on the balls of his feet, his religious habit
wilting from his shoulders, he declined

Read rest of poem 


Poets.org has a piece about the death of a friend: “To Joseph Lee” by Angelina Weld Grimké:

How strange, how passing strange, when we awake
—–And lift our faces to the light
To know that you are lying shut away
—–Within the night.

Read rest of poem 


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