Category Archives: Poetry

QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

- Haruki Murakami

QUOTE: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

QUOTE: Maya Angelou “The free bird leaps”

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“The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.”

~ Maya Angelou

Harlem Haiku (#HarlemHaiku) No. 4 – Harlem On Fire

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HARLEM ON FIRE

Harlem is on fire
Bright lights big city uptown
Another rebirth

-Herve Jean-Baptiste @HJeanBaptiste


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