How “Chicago Poems” Changed My Life

The Quirky Writer

Every now and then, you read a poem that changes your way of thinking. Sometimes, a poem will go so far as to smack your way of thinking right on the head with a baseball bat, knock it upside down feet over head,  then sit staring at it with a contemplative, I-told-you-so smirk on its face.

That’s what I’m talking about. A poem that introduces you to ideas you never had before.

When I was growing up, I always loved books. But I especially loved poetry. I would memorize with glee the last few stanzas of “Paul Revere’s Ride” or Frost’s “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which I can still recite to this day.

I started writing poems for English courses, but it gradually grew into a more habitual thing. Before long, I was writing all the time, for fun, when I was sad, or when I simply…

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       I just got back from a trip to Palestine

       I visited the West Bank once before in the late 1990’s while covering a story about genetics. I worked with both Israelis and Palestinians, photographing a school for the deaf. Of course I knew of the conflicts between the two groups, but the school was a rare example of cooperation and I wasn’t there long enough to absorb the complexity of the issues.

           This trip was different.

           I am still trying to comprehend the politics driving tensions between two groups of people with long histories who believe in God.

        The main expression of this tension that I encountered was the restrictions on movement. As an American I take freedom of movement in our huge country for granted, knowing that I can…

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Iiiiiiiiiiiih now say that backwards

Greetings, brethren! First of all, I can’t help but wonder how in the universe did you come across my blog… Probably something worth sharing!
Okay now, I must introduce my self. My name here is Iraman. Yes, it sounds vaguely like Iron Man but it must be fate. I write stuff like amateur poetry and stories and stuff
Thank you for reading that lol I hope you have a wonderful day 😀