2011 02 03

AlmanacGeorge Crabbe d.1832; Sidney Lanier b.1842; Gertrude Stein b.1874; Georg Trakl b.1887; James Kenneth Stephen d.1892; Robert Duncan d.1988; Larry Eigner d.1996

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. A White Hunter — Gertrude Stein (b.2/3/1874) [Poetry Foundation] Precisely.
  2. The Spell Weaver — Kate Bernadette Benedict [Lilt]
  3. Two poems: (1) To enter in passing; and (2) A frame in which a window — Alan Felsenthal [Improbable Object] “a fire centered in itself”
  4. Packing Her Things — Liz Rosenberg [Thethe Poetry Blog] “I wept like an orphaned child.”
  5. The End of the World Weather — Gale Renee Walden [Exquisite Corpse] Easy.
  6. The Man In The Dead Machine — Donald Hall [E-Verse Radio] “Or say the shrapnel / missed him” – and that was easy too.
  7. Burned Man — David Huddle [The Writer’s Almanac] “made you / look away” – and that was easy too.
  8. Dip My Pacifier in Whiskey — Mathias Nelson [Rattle] Whiskey, makes it go down easy every time, don’t it now.
  9. After Reading Han-Shan — Thomas Rain Crowe [Asheville Poetry Review] “How much alike are the wise man / and the drunk!”
  10. The Ballade of the Incompetent Ballade-Monger — James Kenneth Stephen (d.2/3/1892) [Representative Poetry Online] “When your brain is undoubtedly small, / ‘Tis hard, sir, to write in a row”
  11. Such Is the Sickness of Many a Good Thing — Robert Duncan (d.2/3/1988) [Poets.org]
  12. Forecast — Melanie McCabe [Poetry Daily] “there will be no need for me to break my word / or utter one.”
  13. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Transcience — Paul O’Prey [Electric Acorn]
  14. Pulse — Stacy Kidd [Verse Daily]
  15. Closer — Wendy Brown-Báez [Poem of the Day] “the pulse / of your rhythm / in me”
  16. Bumps — Jessy Randall [No Tell Motel] Oh, and those speed ones, don’t forget them.
  17. Good Hair — Sherman Alexie [Poets.org] Which I’ll use to open up my ghazal collection.
  18. When She Wouldn’t — Wesley McNair [Poetry Foundation]
  19. Their Bodies — David Wagoner [Poetry Foundation]
  20. Ikebana — Cathy Song [Poetry Out Loud]
  21. The Mermaid Tavern — John Keats [Poetry Moment]
  22. The Rights of Women — Anna Lætitia Barbauld [Representative Poetry Online]
  23. Slow Reader — Vicki Feaver [Poetry Archive] All too familiar from the other side of it.
  24. Before the Birth of One of Her Children — Anne Bradstreet [Poetry In Voice]
  25. thirsty (excerpt) — Dionne Brand [Canadian Poetry Online]
  26. Portrait of My Mother as the Republic of Texas — James Allen Hall [From the Fishouse]
  27. The Yellow Rose of Texas — [Anonymous] [Black Cat Poems]
  28. Ode on a Grecian Urn — John Keats; with reading by Richard Fammerée [Poets on Poets]
  29. In Memoriam A. H. H.: II — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “I seem to fail from out my blood / And grow incorporate into thee.”
  30. Sonnet XXXIV — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, / And make me travel forth without my cloak” . . . smirking at that one down here today, aren’t we.
  31. Cradle Song — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  32. The Raven and Other Poems: Lenore — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore] “A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young”
  33. A Boy’s Will: Stars — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “Without the gift of sight” and sang they much the same of him, no doubt.
  34. Watch Repair — Charles Simic [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] “Tiny golden mills / Grinding invisible / Coffee beans.”
  35. The Marshes of Glynn — Sidney Lanier (b.2/3/1842) [Wikisource]
  36. The Borough — George Crabbe (d.2/3/1832) [Wikisource]
  37. The Ravens — Georg Trakl (b.2/3/1887) (translated by Jim Doss and Werner Schmitt) [Wersch’s Website for Georg Trakl]
  38. A Selection of poems from “the” — Larry Eigner (d.2/3/1996) [Electronic Poetry Center]
  39. Night Work — Phebe Davidson [Town Creek Poetry]
  40. Sonnets from Homer’s Iliad: No Friendly Oaths — F. L. Light [Sixty-Six]
  41. Two poems: (1) 1976; and (2) The Change — David Lehman [coconut]
  42. Animals Are Not Your Friends — Rupert Loydell [Great Works] “They make / their mark and then move on” – it’s said to be easy.
  43. We — Imogen Avsec [Magma Poetry] “More nude than other animals / we aim straight for truth.”
  44. Rime — J. R. Toriseva [Jacket]
  45. Jumpshots in the Dark — Daniel Henry [Valparaiso Poetry Review]
  46. Restraining Order — Priscila Uppal [Toronto Quarterly]
  47. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Hyperphagia — Leslie Adrienne Miller [Caper Literary Journal]
  48. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] And who would ever know?
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