2011 01 29

AlmanacCharles Sackville d.1706; David Gray b.1838; John Freeman b.1880; Edward Lear d.1888; Muna Lee b.1895; Sara Teasdale d.1933; Grazyna Miller b.1957; Robert Frost d.1963; John Glassco d.1981

Reading, each both silently (in full) and (for the English portions) aloud —

  1. U.S. Unemployed Jumps to 12.5 Million — Abigail Templeton [Rattle] But inside the Beltway, one is still learning how to tie while the other wields sharp scissors…
  2. Psychology Today — Darnell Arnoult [The Writer’s Almanac] Not I. But who’s to say?
  3. High Tide — John Hodgen [Poetry Daily] . . . “turning the fragmented world on its axis again and again” – oh, do!
  4. Love Poem — Milan Djordjevic (translated by Charles Simic, of whom we’ll see more of later today) [Verse Daily] “Will I be free of you, / one day perhaps?” Such freedom, one must envy it, no doubt.
  5. Mary — Anna Margolin (translated by Lawrence Rosenwald) [qarrtsiluni] A seven-poem sequence (here absent the fifth).
  6. A Crocodile — Thomas Lovell Beddoes [Poets.org]
  7. I Left My Head — Lilian Moore [Poetry Foundation] Same here!
  8. San Zeno — Zach Finch [Poetry Foundation] I listened to this a few weeks ago. Say, what exactly did their blogger mean by the term “defective”? Eh, who’s keeping count anyway, go on play it again. It was just as bound to come up on the random shuffle on my mp3 player anyway.
  9. Old Ironsides — Oliver Wendell Holmes [Poetry Out Loud] Ah, but what’s a harpie to pluck anymore?
  10. Blank — George Bilgere [Poem of the Day] One does feel that sense of completion of an assignment from a god who communicates one-way through obscure clues. Or of having caught on to a poem that read coming at you both down and across with equal force.
  11. The Future — Matthew Arnold [Representative Poetry Online] Where no prediction ever dared lay a regressive line (at least, not without first ensuring total the requisite independence).
  12. The Sssnake Hotel — Brian Moses [Poetry Archive] Would make a great bedtime poem for someone I once had the displeasure of acquaintence.
  13. Love Armed — Aphra Behn [Poetry In Voice] – “thine the Victor is, and free.” Ain’t being so free great?
  14. His Camel — Alqamah ibn Abada [Black Cat Poems] My alpaca should love this.
  15. ἔρως — Mark Allinson [Lilt] “Desperate, looking hard, as any / Lover of the truth.” Oh, was that what’s getting it?
  16. Meditation Over Prairie — John Casteen [From the Fishouse] “If I write against anything, I write against / my will.” And if I read against anything.
  17. To Sleep — John Keats; with reading by Henri Cole [Poets on Poets] “Save me from curious conscience, that still hords / Its strength for darkness”
  18. Sonnet XXIX — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “I scorn to change my state with kings.”
  19. The Knight of the Grail — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse] Just a few hours south.
  20. The Prophet: Pleasure — Khalil Gibran. “Ay, in very truth, pleasure is a freedom-song.” Nay, but a poem it be.
  21. The Raven and Other Poems: The Raven — Edgar Allan Poe. [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  22. A Boy’s Will: Into My Own — Robert Frost (d.1/29/1963) [Wikisource] And rolling this familiar wheel again.
  23. “I am the last . . .” [Poetry Foundation] — Charles Simic, recipient of the 2011 Robert Frost Medal, awarded by the Poetry Society of America.
  24. Untitled Love Poem V — Li Shang-Yin [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] “love is a total waste of time / you and I know that” – or not, if the madness lasts long enough to waste the time more than totally.
  25. Song, Written at Sea — Charles Sackville (d.1/29/1706) [Representative Poetry Online] “Perhaps permit some happier man / To kiss your hand, or flirt your fan” – Like, why not?
  26. Reading on page 229 in one of the books in my virtual stacks online: Miscellaneous Sonnets: I — David Gray (b.1/29/1838) [Google Books]
  27. And loitering a while longer in my virtual stacks, from page 83 of another of the online books I’ve been reading: Rise Now — John Freeman (b.1/29/1880) [Google Books]
  28. There was an Old Man of Kildare — Edward Lear (d.1/29/1888) [Wikisource] A limerick a day keeps elitists at bay?
  29. Behind the House is the Millet Plot — Muna Lee (b.1/29/1895) [About.com: Women’s History] “I think my heart broke; but I have forgot…”
  30. Faults — Sara Teasdale (d.1/29/1933) [Poetry Foundation] Whereas…
  31. Cook Ting — R. F. Langley [Poetry Archive] “Look about and wipe the knife. / But there’s more, there’s more.” And there always will be. So long, R. F.
  32. The End of the Absolute — Marianne Bluger [Canadian Poetry Online]
  33. The Last Stop — Adam Zagajewski (translated by Clare Cavanagh) [The Atlantic]
  34. Four poems: (1) Bird Elixir (felt longer at the time); (2) Whack-a-Mole (always another); (3) Another Love Poem (never one too many); and (4) Lo, and Behold (does, really) — Elizabeth Cohen [Exquisite Corpse]
  35. Two poems: (1) Burlesque Acoustic; and (2) Blue, Orange, Red — Christina Cook [Hayden’s Ferry Review]
  36. Four poems: (1) Symphonic Dance (“where someone’s final note descends, / revising over and over what it meant”); (2) Becoming Narcissus; (3) Patience; and (4) Suffer No Fools — Michael T. Young [The New Formalist]
  37. The Childless Couple — Ken Poyner [The Adirondack Review] Do without. Beats the alternative, eh?
  38. Turning — Frank Dullaghan [Magma Poetry] And on that moment, it did.
  39. [DUST…] — David Bircumshaw [Great Works]
  40. Aesthetics Of The Word — Adam Wiedemann [Jacket] Same goes with reading applications.
  41. * — Simon Perchik [Asheville Poetry Review] – nocturnal buoyancy.
  42. More re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Four poems: (1) (20th Century Musketeers); (2) Thoughts on the Hero’s statue; (3) The Sergeant; and (4) Dundrum School in the 1950s — Dennis Kenny [Electric Acorn]
  43. El Terrible — Ulises Estrella (translated by David Backer) [Words Without Borders] – saving the best shots.
  44. Disjunction — Kate Daniels [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  45. What I Liked About Bars — Randall Maggs [Toronto Quarterly] “So here I am again, looking down / into an unfamiliar street. Some things don’t change” – Tell me about it, eh? Good old jamais vu.
  46. Clothing — Annemarie Austin [Guardian]
  47. In the Village (excerpt) — Derek Walcott [Guardian] “Look, it’s / just the old story of a heart that won’t call it quits / whatever the odds”
  48. First Memory — Ani Gjika [Linebreak]
  49. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Squid Sonnet — Annie Freud [Poetry Daily] Getting to be a fave, and I don’t even like squid.
  50. Dirge — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “Lady Luck, who shines on me, will tell you where I’m at / I hate myself for lovin’ you, but I should get over that”
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