2010 12 26

Almanac — Thomas Gray b.1716; Mary Robinson d.1800; Robert Fuller Murray b.1863; Jean Toomer b.1894; Ivor Gurney d.1937; John Heath-Stubbs d.2006; Dennis Brutus d.2009


  1. Incompetence — Mark D. Hart [Rattle] Delightful! Exactly how my poetry reading feels. Or even more so, any of the times I attempt to write. No wonder the space gets left empty so often.
  2. December 26 — Kenn Nesbitt [The Writer’s Almanac] The adult list is longer but just as familiar to any.
  3. One With Others (excerpt) — C. D. Wright [Poetry Daily] Adding the entire piece to my wish list. Sobering one to read immediately after today’s Writer’s Almanac selection.
  4. Hurricane — Yona Harvey [Verse Daily]
  5. A Christmas Carol — George Wither [Poets.org] “…let us sing some roundelays / To make our mirth the fuller…”
  6. On Quitting — Edgar Albert Guest [Poetry Foundation] “And you never will know what is meant by grit / Unless there’s something you’ve tried to quit.”
  7. Unholy Sonnet 1 — Mark Jarman [Poetry Out Loud]
  8. Dressing My Daughters — Mark Jarman [Poetry Out Loud]
  9. Prothalamion — Edmund Spenser [Poetry Foundation] The closing words of each stanza’s refrain – “till I end my song” – providing the title for a book I received for Christmas, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, an anthology of final poems, edited by Harold Bloom.
  10. Three poems: No Banyan, Only; On The Beach; and Their Behavior — Dennis Brutus (d.12/26/2009) [Logos Journal]
  11. The Carrion Crow — John Heath-Stubbs (d.12/26/2006) [Poetry Archive]
  12. The Silent One — Ivor Gurney (d.12/26/1937) [First World War.com]
  13. The Delights of Mathematics — Robert Fuller Murray (b.12/26/1863) [Representative Poetry Online]
  14. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard — Thomas Gray (b.12/26/1716) [The Thomas Gray Archive]
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