2011 01 24

AlmanacCharles Sackville b.1638; William Congreve b.1670; Francis Brabazon b.1907; Keith Douglas b.1920; Stanisław Grochowiak b.1934; Steve McCaffery b.1947

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. [Anyone who falls into] — Tomaz Šalamun (translated from the Slovenian by Sonja Kravanja) [Rattle] “ruthless and / brutal” yes, but then point me down the night where they not so?
  2. The Moose — Elizabeth Bishop [E-Verse Radio] “moonlight and mist / caught in them like lamb’s wool / on bushes in a pasture.”
  3. Somewhere in the World — Linda Pastan [The Writer’s Almanac] “Hope and Luck” – yeah, except Hope died in childbirth, hadn’t you heard? and Luck? pure fiction . . .
  4. Leaf at the End — Lily Brown [Poetry Daily] I read this at Verse Daily last week.
  5. Horses Running Fast — Shane McCrae [Verse Daily] Doesn’t stop us from trying to be the first.
  6. Two poems from the Plant Kingdom: (1) The Birthday Roses; and (2) Wielding the Tree Finder — Marly Youmans [qarrtsiluni]
  7. Record: 11-13 — Brian Spears [No Tell Motel]
  8. Erotic Victor Sedatives (excerpt) — Macgregor Card [Poets.org]
  9. Shawl — Albert Goldbarth [Poetry Out Loud] “Now nothing else existed: / only him, and the book, and the light”
  10. Introduction to Poetry — Billy Collins [Poem of the Day] Or maybe they just thought it was into that sort of thing.
  11. Trifles — [Anonymous] [Representative Poetry Online]
  12. Healing a Lunatic Boy — Charles Causley [Poetry Archive] “A seething summer / Burned to bone / Feeds at my mouth / But finds a stone.”
  13. Ashes are Bone and Dust — Jill Battson [Canadian Poetry Online] “I fully expect…”
  14. Adulterous Murder — Aeschylus [Black Cat Poems]
  15. First Kiss — Tim Seibles [From the Fishouse]
  16. Sonnet XXIV — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection]
  17. On the Nativity of Christ — William Dunbar [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  18. The Prophet: Friendship — Khalil Gibran. “And let your best be for your friend.”
  19. Tamerlane and Other Poems: Imitation — Edgar Allan Poe. [Wikisource]
  20. The Advice — Charles Sackville (b.1/24/1638) [The Writer’s Almanac] Sure. Go ahead. All yours.
  21. False though She be — William Congreve (b.1/24/1670) [EnglishVerse]
  22. How to Kill — Keith Douglas (b.1/24/1920) [The Writer’s Almanac] “How easy it is to make a ghost.” And to want to.
  23. Untitled for RC — Steve McCaffery (b.1/24/1947) [Electronic Poetry Center]
  24. Bedtime Reading (a sequence of ten poems) — Adrian Buckner [Litter]
  25. Course he can write and he can read, but some problems with word order. — Scott Abels [Sixth Finch]
  26. Remember Mohandessin? — Ben Ziman-Bright [Magma Poetry]
  27. Red-Figured Cup Attributed To The Brygos School — Maximilian Hildebrand [Great Works]
  28. Double Elegy: for a Child, for an Old Man — John Wood [Asheville Poetry Review]
  29. More re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) For Patricia ; and (2) 1 + 1 = 3 — Noel Conneely [Electric Acorn]
  30. Picasso — Tim Nolan [American Life in Poetry]
  31. Da Capo — Jane Hirshfield [The Best American Poetry] Checking over at allrecipes.com . . .
  32. The Henpecked Husband — Robert Burns [The Best American Poetry] Oh, and did you know Dylan commonly teases those poking into his influences?
  33. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Insomnia — Dana Gioia [Dana Gioia]
  34. From A Buick 6 — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “I need a dump truck mama to unload my head”
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