2011 01 26

AlmanacLudwig Achim von Arnim b.1781; Anton Delvig d.1831; François Coppée b.1842; Thomas Lovell Beddoes d.1849; Gérard de Nerval d.1855; May Miller b.1899; Madeline Gleason b.1903; Caresse Crosby d.1970

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. Chinese Spies — Glenn Shaheen [Rattle] “In songwriting, the best new melody / is the one that sounds familiar.” And in poetry, words such as are said in this one, words that can be trusted . . . perhaps? I must be aging.
  2. Idol — Daniel E. Pritchard [E-Verse Radio]
  3. Eight. Doing the Dishes — Jeanne Lohmann [The Writer’s Almanac]
  4. Two poems: (1) The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter (previously read and listed here on 1/9/2011; and (2) Futility in Key West (also read earlier this month at the Poetry Foundation along with several other Strand poems published in the current issue of Poetry) — Mark Strand [Poetry Daily]
  5. Flight, Fight Or — Dora Malech [Verse Daily]
  6. Two Romanian poems: (1) no guarantees; (2) from abroad — O. Nimigean (translated by Chris Tanasescu and Martin Woodside) [qarrtsiluni]
  7. Record: 13-14 — Brian Spears [No Tell Motel]
  8. All Times and All Tenses in this Moment — Mary Szybist [Poets.org] Only one of many moments, but well concrete.
  9. The Bounty — Derek Walcott [Poetry Foundation] One by the Nobel laureate, now winner of the TS Eliot prize for White Egrets.
  10. Camouflaging the Chimera — Yusef Komunyakaa [Poetry Out Loud] (‘He is far different from the chimera your fears have made of him.’)
  11. When you are dead, and your disturbing eyes — Edna St. Vincent Millay [Poem of the Day] An ESVM sonnet.
  12. Old Tunes — Sara Teasdale [Everyday Poems]
  13. When Aurelia First I Courted — [Anonymous] [Representative Poetry Online]
  14. At the British War Cemetery, Bayeux — Charles Causley [Poetry Archive]
  15. Vancouver Lights — Earle Birney [Canadian Poetry Online]
  16. 1915: The Trenches — Conrad Aiken [Black Cat Poems]
  17. Macro-Altaic — Sun Yung Shin [From the Fishouse]
  18. Sonnet XXVI — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Then may I dare to boast how I do love thee, / Till then, not show my head where thou mayst prove me.”
  19. May in the Green-Wood — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  20. The Prophet: Time — Khalil Gibran. “But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons,…” – I’ve long ago given up hoping to find again what used to seem so charming of these poems when I first read them 40 years ago, but at least I’m still reading closely enough to catch a typo.
  21. Tamerlane and Other Poems: [A wilder’d being from my birth] — Edgar Allan Poe. [Wikisource]
  22. Birth Place — May Miller (b.1/26/1899) [Poetry Foundation] “Dust will prevail.”
  23. Dream-Pedlary — Thomas Lovell Beddoes (d.1/26/1849) [Poet’s Corner] I’ve got some I’d be willing to put on the market.
  24. Living Room — Reginald Harris [Beltway Poetry Quarterly]
  25. Nebraska Fantastic — Scott Abels [a l i c e   b l u e]
  26. Four poems: (1) Hungerford Bridge in Winter; (2) The Charge of Older Children; (3) Baggage; and (4) At Melt Point — Claire Crowther [Qualm]
  27. Space, between humans & gods — Laura Kasischke [New England Review]
  28. The Moment I Died — Samuel Schoeller [Licton Springs Review]
  29. The Fire Tower — Carrie  Jerrell [Measure]
  30. Force of habit — Karen Green [Magma Poetry]
  31. Breathed Live — David Bircumshaw [Great Works]
  32. Letter to Robert Creeley — Robert Adamson [Jacket]
  33. Caleb — Dede Wilson [Asheville Poetry Review]
  34. More re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Three poems (1) The Incredible Falling Man; (2) Uh-Oh; and (3) Gertude Stein & Alice B. Toklas — Oliver Dunne [Electric Acorn]
  35. Recovery — Julie L. Moore [The Missouri Review]
  36. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here, one I could read as often as I’ve watched Casablanca and never tire of reading again: Prothalamion — Edmund Spenser [Poetry Foundation]
  37. Gates Of Eden — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “At times I think there are no words / But these to tell what’s true”
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