2011 02 02

AlmanacPavol Országh Hviezdoslav b.1849; Adelaide Anne Procter d.1864; James Joyce b.1882; William Rose Benét b.1886; Xuân Diệu b.1916; James Dickey b.1923; Cynthia Macdonald b.1928; Slavka Maneva b.1934; Leszek Engelking b.1955; Fred D’Aguiar b.1960; R. P. Blackmur d.1965

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. The Groundhog — Richard Eberhart [Oldpoetry] And every year I recycle this particular tradition of mine, the carcass of this poem decays just a bit more, growing ever the more fondly one of my favorites. (Footnote: Yesterday I did correctly predict that Phil wouldn’t see his shadow today. Easiest prediction an actuary has ever made!)
  2. In Memoriam A. H. H.: I — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “But who shall so forecast the years / And find in loss a gain to match?”
  3. The Prophet: The Farewell — Khalil Gibran. “Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you. / It was but yesterday we met in a dream.” And so it was.
  4. The Bookstore on Broadway, in Albany: AWP Conference 1999 — Janet McCann [Valparaiso Poetry Review]
  5. I Wuz Dea — Lee A. Tonouchi [Rattle] It so happens.
  6. Mission School, 1922: What She Remembered — Joe Wilkins [Linebreak]
  7. Roses — Billy Collins [Slate]
  8. Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom — Dorothy Parker [The Writer’s Almanac]
  9. Angel of Erosion — Dean Young [Verse Daily]
  10. Deep where the stars fall — Emöke Z. B’Racz [Asheville Poetry Review] “I swallow myself / in order to know the truth”
  11. Mistranslating Li Bai’s “Voice of the Autumn Wind” — Avra Wing [qarrtsiluni] “It would have been better had we never met.” But as we did, it would have been better had we never known it would have been better. As is, “there was only one….”
  12. Prayer in Hell’s Kitchen — Alex Dimitrov [From the Fishouse] “We all enter the body alone / and only once.”
  13. Is It Okay to Cry at Work? — Jessy Randall [No Tell Motel] There’s time that’s not work?
  14. Demon and The Dove — Miguel Murphy [Poets.org] It does get so. And no, one gets over it.
  15. On the Existence of the Soul — Pattiann Rogers [Poetry Out Loud]
  16. To Milton — Oscar Wilde [Everyday Poems] Never more timely.
  17. The Scholar — Robert Southey [Poetry Moment]
  18. The Caterpillar — Anna Lætitia Barbauld [Representative Poetry Online]
  19. The Hawk — George Mackay Brown [Poetry Archive] Oh, that’s how to make it realistic, eh.
  20. The Chimney Sweeper: When My Mother Died I Was Very Young — William Blake [Poetry In Voice] I know the feeling.
  21. How Odd Men Are, Really — George Bowering [Canadian Poetry Online] Or not.
  22. The Accompt — Anacreon (translated by Thomas Stanley) [Black Cat Poems]
  23. Rotation — Natasha Trethewey [Poetry Daily] Exquisite pantoum.
  24. A Winter Funeral — David Anthony [Lilt] And then taking this farewell as occasion for opening my collection of triolets.
  25. To Autumn — John Keats; with reading by Elise Paschen [Poets on Poets] Seems like a long time.
  26. Sonnet XXXIII — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection]
  27. The Nut-Brown Maid — [Anonymous] [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  28. The Raven and Other Poems: The Coliseum — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  29. A Boy’s Will: A Late Walk — Robert Frost [Wikisource] I’ve always enjoyed every single time I’ve wandered back through this one, if but for the rare precision of his “headless aftermath.”
  30. I Know a Man — Robert Creeley [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  31. Song — James Joyce (b.2/2/1882) [Poetry Foundation]
  32. Railway — Fred D’Aguiar (b.2/2/1960) [Poetry Foundation]
  33. Burgdorf Sutra — Robert Wrigley [Fugue]
  34. American Ball — Kim Gek Lin Short [Sink Review]
  35. Smalltown Lift — Brian Blanchfield [The Paris Review] Can’t help but have Buffalo 66 cross my mind.
  36. Exchange — Roz Goddard [Magma Poetry]
  37. The Proverbs of Wallace Stevens — David Bircumshaw [Great Works] Comes from looking sideways?
  38. Two poems: (1) Animal; (2) Fairytale Princess Head — Duncan White [Jacket]
  39. More re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Four poems: (1) Bedtime in Commons Road; (2) Margaret’s bar; (3) Break; and (4) Another poem for Catherine — Nessa O’Mahony [Electric Acorn]
  40. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here, still seeing The Lamb — Linda Gregg [Poetry Out Loud]
  41. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
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