Monday, July 23, 2018

On The Road: Ninety Miles with Jennifer Grafiada

 photo © Mark Butkus 2018
A pause of poetry at the Southernmost Point.

Oh Havana
Coffee-colored dreams of rainy streets
Boys playing with balls
La Playa Santa Maria
If only I could get to you
And your people could come to me

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Langston Hughes Implores Us to Let America Be America Again

photo © Mark Butkus 2011
Mural on Harlem wall where Langston Hughes was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.