Monthly Archives: March 2013

One Easter

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One Easter
c., 1994

Spring is here, the full moon past
The first Sunday has come
All things are new, mankind en-mass
The Christian, Jew, Muslim

I do not question if it was the Christ
Or Eostre as some say
Who by one’s death so paid the price
Or which one rose today

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A Spook Meets the Invisible Man

On this day in history, March 1, 1913, noted American author and essayist Ralph Waldo Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, OK. His book, Invisible Man, published in 1952 and awarded the National Book of the Year award for Fiction in 1953, would be ranked as one of the top 100 English language novels of the 20th century by both The Modern Library and Time Magazine.

I would never hear of Ellison or his literary works in any of the English/American literature classes I took in the predominately ‘Black’ urban high schools I attended, or in college; but would discover both almost three decades later in − of all places − a naval base library.

It was the prologue that drew me: Read the rest of this entry

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