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"Any clear resolution of the slavery question one way or the other rendered ratification of the Constitution virtually impossible."
Joseph Ellison, FOUNDING BROTHERS, Chapter Three: The Silence

Dear Friends,

I'm giving thanks for The Constitution; and I'm giving thanks to those who paid for it most dearly.

Happy July 4th;  Happy Independence Day to all of us.


July 4th, 2020

Who paid for this?
Bones of this nation,
Words, bought with Black Ancestors.
A love letter: tossed.







Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

A seasonal celebration and a sharing of my creative process, I hope you'll want to subscribe to future issues. Click here for a free subscription

Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia