2011 01 09

AlmanacThomas Warton b.1728; William Johnson Cory b.1823; Lizette Woodworth Reese b.1856; Hayim Nahman Bialik b.1873; Julio Herrera y Reissig b.1875; Lascelles Abercrombie b.1881; William Morris Meredith, Jr. b.1919; Countee Cullen d.1946


  1. White Flower On Red Earth Or While On Retreat With Five Women Strangers and Realizing Myself As Wife — Kelly Moffett [Rattle] “But it has become too much to ask.” But there is sleep, with its falling in. And center, with its movement.
  2. Victorian — Ernest Hilbert [E-Verse Radio] “I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here.” Prevailing mood of the day, it would seem.
  3. Good Workers — Gary Johnson [The Writer’s Almanac] Shakespearian sonnet. “‘Are you all right?’ ‘I’m, all right,’ / He says.”
  4. Hang Fire — Lisa Russ Spaar [Poetry Daily] Good advice.
  5. The Adriatic Sea — Zachary Harris [Verse Daily]
  6. Spellbound — Emily Brontë [Poets.org]
  7. Sugar Dada — J. Allyn Rosser [Poetry Out Loud] Villanelle! And a good one. “Please just / Go. Home is never what you think it is.”
  8. Discrepancies — Stephen Dunn [Poem of the Day] “I’ve tried // to become someone else for a while, / only to discover that he, too, was me.” Or from the other perspective, couldn’t, since it never was as pretended.
  9. The Hearse Song — [Anonymous] [Representative Poetry Online] What, only two versions? Surely any of us – even I – could add suitable variations.
  10. Half-light — Peter Dale [Poetry Archive] Yes, curtains are surely drawn.
  11. Sonnet IX (Is it for fear to wet a widow’s eye) — William Shakespeare [Shakespeare’s Sonnets] “The world will be thy widow and still weep / That thou no form of thee hast left behind”
  12. Our Lady’s Song — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  13. The Prophet: Children — Khalil Gibran. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” Or, read back through this past week’s sonnets from the bard.
  14. Saturday’s Child — Countee Cullen (d.1/9/1946) [Poetry Foundation]
  15. The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter — Mark Strand [Poetry Foundation] Could’ve come from just about anyone I know.
  16. The Illiterate — William Meredith (b.1/9/1919) [Poets.org (audio from Poetry Foundation)] “…truth is, the man / Has never had a letter from anyone” . . . so, as already mentioned . . .
  17. Ode to Sleep — Thomas Warton (b.1/9/1728) [Poet’s Corner] “Black midnight and the blaze of noon alike / To me appear”
  18. Heraclitus — William Cory (b.1/9/1823) [Poet’s Corner] Crossed this earlier this week in my offline reading.
  19. Fugitive Memory — Penelope Scambly Schott [anderbo]
  20. A Hundred Bones — C. K. Williams [AGNI] Losing count.
  21. Not Dark Yet — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
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2 Responses to 2011 01 09

  1. verseperse says:

    New link for today’s Shakespeare reading is Sonnet IX.

    See the comments made on Jan 13.

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