Featured Poem – The Look

April 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment
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Librarian Veronica selected today’s poem. Find out more about the poet Christina Rossetti at the Poetry Foundation.

 

The Look

by Sara Teasdale

Strephon kissed me in the spring,

Robin in the fall,

But Colin only looked at me

And never kissed at all.

Strephon’s kiss was lost in jest,

Robin’s lost in play,

But the kiss in Colin’s eyes

Haunts me night and day.

 

Featured Poem – A Birthday

April 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment
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Librarian Veronica selected today’s poem. Find out more about the poet Christina Rossetti at the Poetry Foundation.

 

A Birthday

by Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird

Whose nest is in a water’d shoot;

My heart is like an apple-tree

Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;

My heart is like a rainbow shell

That paddles in a halcyon sea;

My heart is gladder than all these,

Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a daïs of silk and down;

Hang it with yair and purple dyes;

Carve it in doves and pomegranates,

And peacocks with a hundred eyes;

Work it in gold and silver grapes,

In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;

Because the birthday of my life

Is come, my love is come to me.

Featured Poem – i like your body

April 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Morton College Library is featuring poems by a variety of poets. Today’s featured poem was selected by our librarian, Karen. For more information on e.e. cummings you can check out his biography at the poetry foundation.

 

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which I will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh…And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill
of under me you quite so new

Featured Poem – After Love

April 8, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Morton College Library is featuring poems by a variety of poets. Today’s featured poem was selected by our librarian, Veronica. For more information on Sara Teasdale you can check out her biography at the poetry foundation.

After Love

by Sara Teasdale

There is no magic any more,

 We meet as other people do,

You work no miracle for me

 Nor I for you.

You were the wind and I the sea—

 There is no splendor any more,

I have grown listless as the pool

 Beside the shore.

But though the pool is safe from storm

 And from the tide has found surcease,

It grows more bitter than the sea,

 For all its peace.

 

 

Featured Poem – Tears

April 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Poetry | 1 Comment
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Morton College Library is featuring poems by a variety of poets. Today’s featured poem was selected by our librarian, Karen. For more information on Maya Aneglou you can go to Maya Aneglou’s Website or search the catalog for more poetry.

Tears

By Maya Angelou

Tears

The crystal rags

Viscous tatters

of a worn-through soul

Moans

Deep Swan song

Blue farewell

of a dying dream.

Now Accepting Submissions!

June 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Posted in Morton Literary Journal, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Now accepting admissions for the next edition of the Morton Literary Journal.

The deadline for submission is  August 1, 2013

Please email all submissions to reference@morton.edu.  Please write “Morton Literary Journal Submission” in the subject line of your email.  For futher rules and suggestions, see below:

Deadline for current issue is midnight on August 1, 2013.
The Journal will be published once a year, in fall, and will be available on campus and online free of cost.
Submissions are welcome from all current Morton Students. Work may be submitted by students who have attended Morton in the previous semester or who are registered for the upcoming semester. All instructors and staff are encouraged to submit work as well.
Submissions must be emailed to reference@morton.edu before the posted deadline for each issue. Written works may be emailed as an attachment or in the body of the email. If you want your work to be printed in a specific font or with stylized punctuation or styling, please submit your work as an attachment file. All photographs and images of artwork must be sent as a JPG or PDF. Works might be modified according space or size constraints. The Editors will not modify content.
Regarding photo and art submissions, please keep in mind that the journal will be printed in black and white on 8.5” by 5.5” pages. Please consider the size of the page when selecting the resolution and scale of your piece.
For print submissions, please do not exceed 1500 words.
All works submitted before the deadline will be considered by the Journal’s Editorial Board for inclusion in the magazine. The Library retains the right to publish all submitted work both in print and online.
All works must be original. We welcome all poems, essays, short stories, photographs, drawings, and comic strips.

If you have any questions, email the Reference Desk at reference@morton.edu.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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pocket_logoThursday, April 18 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Poetry fans all over the country celebrate National Poetry Month on this day by carrying around their favorite poem in their pocket to share with others.

Don’t have a poem in your pocket?

The Morton Library is handing out free pocket poems all day.

                                         Stop by the library poetry display or look around campus to find one!

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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April is National Poetry Month.

Below are 6 ways to get into the spirit of poetry!

1.  Write a poem.

The deadline for the poetry contest has passed but the library is always accepting submissions for the

Morton Literary Journal, published each year in the Fall Semester.

Email your submissions to reference@morton.edu

2.  Read a poem.

Morton has an excellent collection of poetry.

Check out a book today by a favorite poet, or explore new poets.

3.  Attend a poetry reading.

Check the Poetry Foundation for a listing of current local events.

Or plan on attending the Morton Open Reading on April 26 at noon in the Library

4.  Share a poem.

Carry your favorite poem around with you on April 18, which is Poem in Your Pocket Day.

5. Poem Tweets.

Read new poems everyday posted by POETSorg and others on Twitter.

Better yet- Tweet your own poems!

6. Poem Apps.

Always wanted to impress your friends with your wise words?

Learn poems by heart with a new poety app by Penguin books.

Open Poetry Reading 4/26

April 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Posted in Events, Poetry | Leave a comment
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Open Poetry Reading

Caroline Johnson will be reading from her new work

Poetry Contest Winners will be Awarded

on Friday, April 26 at 12:15pm.

All poets are welcome to read from their work following the award announcements.

Poetry Contest Extended!

April 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment
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The deadline to submit poems to the Morton Library Annual Poetry contest has been extended to Monday, April 8.  All poems must be emailed to reference@morton.edu by midnight on Monday, April 8, 2013.

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