Almanac — Philip Morin Freneau b.1752. Peter Redgrove b.1932. Ai b.1947. David Shapiro b.1947. Vicente Huidobro d.1948. Jimmy Santiago Baca b.1952. E. V. Knox d.1971. Edmond Jabès d.1991. Inger Christensen d.2009
- How to Ruin a Good Funeral — David James [Rattle] One worth remembering for the next good funeral occasion. Or for that matter, the next bad one deserving ruin.
- The Orchid Flower — Sam Hamill [E-Verse Radio] But not this January.
- On the Iron Range, Where I Tossed My First Book of Poems — David Salner [The Writer’s Almanac]
- Civil War Photograph — James Doyle [Poetry Daily] Lines and points drawn from both sides, it would seem.
- The Exquisite Foreplay of the Tortoise — Nicky Beer [Verse Daily] Since some are never ready.
- To Think of Time — Walt Whitman [Poets.org] “Not a day passes—not a minute or second, without a corpse!”
- The Lamb — Linda Gregg [Poetry Out Loud] Yes, hope, still, for some.
- Cuckoo Song — [Anonymous] [Representative Poetry Online] Summer, winter, whatever, happens all the time for some. (This is also at The Oxford Book of English Verse, through which I’m taking this new year’s opportunity to launch another pass.)
- The Noodle-Vendor’s Flute — D. J. Enright [Poetry Archive] Since I’m so intent on being common.
- ◄ Sonnet II ► — William Shakespeare [Shakespeare’s Sonnets] If one were but forty? Try twenty thousand past when count was lost.
- A January Morning — Archibald Lampman [Old Poetry] Or at least chilly enough to postpone our bicycle excursion until this afternoon.