2011 01 30

AlmanacWalter Savage Landor b.1775; Ann Taylor b.1782; Augusta Webster b.1837; Gelett Burgess b.1866; Mary Howitt d.1888; Jaishankar Prasad b.1889; Nikolay Glazkov b.1919; Jack Spicer b.1925; Les Barker b.1947; James Schevill d.2009

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. Blizzard — Bill Holm [The Writer’s Almanac] Feel the romance, Manhattan.
  2. Demeter’s Scottish Lament — Dawn Wood [Poetry Daily]
  3. Cursing Pot — Katrina Roberts [Verse Daily]
  4. The Maldive Shark — Herman Melville [Poets.org]
  5. The Instruction Manual — John Ashbery [Poetry Foundation]
  6. Deaf-Mute in the Pear Tree — P. K. Page [Poetry Out Loud]
  7. And the Stars — Robinson Jeffers [Poem of the Day]
  8. Chinese Poet Among Barbarians — Louis Untermeyer [Everyday Poems] “And it is useless for me now to make complaint against them.”
  9. Immortality — Matthew Arnold [Representative Poetry Online]
  10. Deft — Jo Shapcott [Poetry Archive] On any given moment.
  11. The Tyger — William Blake [Poetry In Voice] Previously “read” elsewhere on New Year’s Day here. Using it today to nag myself that I’ve been wanting to organize my poetry memorization efforts.
  12. Realization — Robert Boates [Canadian Poetry Online] “I am a different man” – realized, so to speak.
  13. Acrostic — Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad [Black Cat Poems]
  14. Hawthorn — David Anthony [Lilt]
  15. Irregulars — Nina Corwin [From the Fishouse] “I who was always the last / to be chosen” – weren’t all poets?
  16. Frost at Midnight — Samuel Taylor Coleridge; with reading by Forrest Gander [Poets on Poets]
  17. The Raven and Other Poems: The Valley of Unrest — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore] ” Nothing there is motionless — / Nothing save the airs that brood / Over the magic solitude. “
  18. A Boy’s Will: Ghost House — Robert Frost [Wikisource]
  19. Triolet — Wendy Cope [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] A good representative, which I’ll use in the near future as springboard to launch my list for the form.
  20. Rose Aylmer — Walter Savage Landor (b.1/30/1775) [Poets.org]
  21. The Cut — Ann Taylor (b.1/30/1782) [Poetry Foundation]
  22. The Purple Cow — Gelett Burgess (b.1/30/1866) [Poets.org]
  23. The Spider and the Fly — Mary Howitt (d.1/30/1888) [Wikisource] Whereupon a purple cow wandered by and stepped on the bloodthirsty spider…
  24. Psychoanalysis: An Elegy — Jack Spicer (b.1/30/1925) [Poets.org]
  25. Ten poems: (1) The Grandmother Dream; (2) Getting Fired, or “Not Being Retained”; (3) On the Third Hand; (4) Anniversary Waltz; (5) February 11, 1994: Berkeley, Anniversary Waltz Again; (6) Gold Tooth; (7) About the Beginning; (8) He Discusses Gravity; (9) Afternoon Walk: The Sea Ranch; and (10) For Ruth Stone on Her Ninetieth Birthday — Sandra M. Gilbert [Persimmon Tree Magazine] Exquisite reading.
  26. Be Still — Mandy J. Beattie [Wordgathering]
  27. Ten Poems on Marriage Plus a Wish — Matthew Guenette [Anti-]
  28. There is nothing like a dame — Alan Ferrett [Magma Poetry] Or an espresso break?
  29. From My Home Encyclopaedia: — David Bircumshaw [Great Works]
  30. Two poems: (1) According To The Enclosed Brochure; (2) Cindy’s Cradle — Grzegorz Wróblewski (translated from the Polish by Agnieszka Pokojska) [Jacket]
  31. For Camilla Wren McDaniel — Virgil (translated from the Latin by A. E. Stallings) [Asheville Poetry Review]
  32. More re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) Portrait of a Superman for the Nineteen-Nineties; and (2) The poet tells of how he found his inspiration through solitude and a little mindless violence — Joe McHale [Electric Acorn]
  33. The Prophet: Beauty — Khalil Gibran. “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. / But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”
  34. Sonnet XXX — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought”
  35. Quia Amore Langueo — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  36. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: On Impediments — Suzanne Buffam [The American Poetry Review]
  37. Love Sick — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
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