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2017 Poetry Spectacular Poems

The 2017 Poetry Spectacular at Central was a truly memorable event featuring Rhode Island State Rhode Island State Poet Laureate Tina Cane and readings from our own Central Poet Laureate Ilse Kramer – just listen for yourself! Introduction to the … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth – Ilse Kramer

The Labyrinth By Ilse Kramer Come with me On the journey From the outer edge To the center A path of prayer, of meaning The mind becomes quiet, And the heart is opened Where meditation becomes a walk And a … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Ann Bliven – Ilse Kramer

In Memoriam Ann Bliven By Ilse Kramer She said Good-Bye in the winter time, And now it’s almost summer, And flowers bloom where once was snow, And birds sing songs about the end of death. She just may bring the … Continue reading

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Late August – Ilse Kramer

Late August By Ilse Kramer I sift through the ashes of summer Looking for something worth saving Like a broken planter On my lost wedding ring. I watch the children They have legs The color of June bugs From days … Continue reading

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Rick’s Roadhouse – Ilse Kramer

Rick’s Roadhouse By Ilse Kramer The friendly servers bring Us food, and we like everything. The dining room is dark and cozy, And our future looks quite rosy. The meat we eat is mostly grilled, And our cups are quickly … Continue reading

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