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One of my favorite apps for my iphone is from the Poetry Foundation. It made a number of design magazines and design blogs when it was released for its cool spin factor. Check out the link to see it in action and maybe get it yourself. (It is FREE!) I often play with it when I’m looking for inspiration, beginning with the poem of the day, kind of like Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac.


Today’s poem of the day is by Gwendolyn Brooks.

A Song in the Front Yard. 
I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows.
A girl gets sick of a rose.
I want to go in the back yard now
And maybe down the alley,
To where the charity children play.
I want a good time today.
They do some wonderful things.
They have some wonderful fun.
My mother sneers, but I say it’s fine
How they don’t have to go in at quarter to nine.
My mother, she tells me that Johnnie Mae
Will grow up to be a bad woman.
That George’ll be taken to Jail soon or late
(On account of last winter he sold our back gate).
But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do.
And I’d like to be a bad woman, too,
And wear the brave stockings of night-black lace
And strut down the streets with paint on my face.

I wish you all a good time today, and some wonderful fun.

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