I finally got a life - and an iPod.I was using an old iPod shuffle that my aunt gave me, one of these jammy-jams:and it just up and died on me a couple weeks ago. So I decided it was time to get with the technological program. I bought this little dude:the 2nd generation of… Continue reading technological advancement in the bunting-huneke household.
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.You Can Have ItPhilip LevineMy brother comes home from workand climbs the stairs to our room.I can hear the bed groan and his shoes dropone by one. You can have it, he says.The moonlight streams in the windowand his unshaven face is whitenedlike the face… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 25
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.Reasons to QuitMichelle BittingNot because I got tired of waking up every morning with a sour taste in my mouth, or seeing my teeth in the mirror slowly morph from white to brown. I loved smoking. Nothing better than a long hot drag off an… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 24
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.This is my favorite Hughes poem.Theme for English BLangston HughesThe instructor said, Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you--- Then, it will be true.I wonder if it's that simple?I am twenty-two, colored, born in Winston-Salem.I went to… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 23
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.OrangesGary SotoThe first time I walkedWith a girl, I was twelve,Cold, and weighted downWith two oranges in my jacket.December. Frost crackingBeneath my steps, my breathBefore me, then gone,As I walked towardHer house, the one whosePorch light burned yellowNight and day, in any weather.A dog barked… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 22
I subscribed to the Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day” e-newsletter, which, as the name suggests, delivers a new poem each day to my inbox during National Poetry Month. I figured it was a good way to keep me reading poetry when I’m distracted by pretty much everything else, including work, school, and real life. So… Continue reading can’t see the forest for the trees (or some other relevant cliche)
You can find more info about NaPoMo here, here and here.Mummy of a Lady Named JemutesonekhXXI Dynastyby Thomas JamesMy body holds its shape. The genius is intact.Will I return to Thebes? In that lost countryThe eucalyptus trees have turned to stone.Once, branches nudged me, dropping swollen blossoms,And passionflowers lit my father's garden.Is it still there,… Continue reading NaPoMo: Poem for April 21