I went looking for a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, because I very much enjoyed her in college, and found this one, “A Light and Diplomatic Bird,” from 1949 in Poetry Magazine. Brooks was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize, so it seemed like a good follow-up to yesterday’s poem by last year’s Pulitzer winner Sharon Olds.
You can read more about Gwendolyn Brooks here.
My goodness. Well, this might prove helpful:
Imminence: something imminent; especially : impending evil or danger
Barmecides: providing only the illusion of abundance ; Barmecide, a wealthy Persian, who, in a tale of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, invited a beggar to a feast of imaginary food.
Fantoccini: a puppet show using puppets operated by strings or mechanical devices; also : such puppets
Sine die: without any future date being designated (as for resumption)
Apostolic: of or relating to a succession of spiritual authority from the apostles held (as by Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and Eastern Orthodox) to be perpetuated by successive ordinations of bishops and to be necessary for valid sacraments and orders
Thank you, B, for the supporting docs!