THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence.Different people are affected to varying degrees.Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, “sounding out” words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads.Often these difficulties are first noticed at school. When someone who previously could read loses their ability, it is known as alexia. The difficulties are involuntary and… Read More

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” Kofi Annan Kofi Atta Annan (1938 – 2018) was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela. PEN… Read More

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson This Wednesday’s Writing Prompt, Zero at Bone and Marrow, stated that the deadline was November 26.  No!  It’s Monday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Pacific. Poems on theme will be… Read More

At Montauk Point, Long Island, NY – circa 1972. This is why you were born: to silence me. Cells of my mother and father, it is your turn to be pivotal, to be the masterpiece. I improvised; I never remembered. Now it’s your turn to be driven; you’re the one who demands to know . . . Mother and Child, Louise Glück in The Seven Ages [recommended] And he … He was… Read More