2011 02 07

AlmanacJohn Morgan b.1688; Karl August Nicander d.1839; David Ignatow b.1914; Susan Atefat Peckham d.2004

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. Prologue — Michael Cantor [Lilt] “This is the prologue; here now the beast.”
  2. Voyager (excerpt) — Srikanth Reddy [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  3. Brief Eden — Lois Beebe Hayna [American Life in Poetry] “we too had pulled it together and we too moved / into what seemed to be our lives.”
  4. American Election — David Romtvedt [Rattle] “Anybody can tell the difference / between an American and a Canadian saying ‘about.'”
  5. The Center of Gravity — Ron Padgett [The Writer’s Almanac] One of the critical moments.
  6. The top — Amit Majmudar [The New Criterion]
  7. Mosquito Mother — Henri Cole [Poetry Daily] “It was a subtle knife, too, cutting lipid yellow, until I pushed it away.”
  8. Casals — Gerald Stern [Verse Daily] “a zigzag quilt to sleep / under and a glass-top table and great fury”
  9. DRILL, BABY, DRILL (When I Heard the Song of the Angels) — Nicole Mauro [No Tell Motel] “Pain has an element of blank, it is snow.”
  10. Song After Campion — Robert Fitzgerald [Poetry Out Loud] “Love is a treasure / Fair as the frail lute’s tone / And perished measure.”
  11. Poetics — Howard Nemerov [Poem of the Day] “A joke, a disappointment satisfied”
  12. Hester — Charles Lamb [Poetry Moment] “A waking eye, a prying mind, / A heart that stirs, is hard to bind”
  13. The Disappointment — Aphra Behn [Representative Poetry Online]
  14. Something Vesperal — Christopher Middleton [Poetry Archive] Managing some of my recent selections toward maybe forming a collection on the other side of the aubades.
  15. Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee — Emily Brontë [Poetry In Voice]
  16. Through These Mountains — Peter Christensen [Canadian Poetry Online]
  17. Earth’s Child — Daniel Aristi [Black Cat Poems]
  18. A Shame — Kevin McFadden [From the Fishouse] “Led by the ear.” OK, let’s buy there.
  19. The Garden of Love — William Blake; with reading by Laure-Anne Bosselaar [Poets on Poets]
  20. Sonnets from the Portuguese: II [“But only three in all God’s universe”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource]
  21. In Memoriam A. H. H.: VI [“One writes, that ‘Other friends remain,'”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource]
  22. Sonnet XXXVIII [“How can my muse want subject to invent”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “If my slight muse do please these curious days, / The pain be mine, but thine shall be the praise.”
  23. To Mistress Margery Wentworth — John Skelton [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  24. The Raven and Other Poems: Sonnet — To Zante — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  25. A Boy’s Will: A Prayer in Spring — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “keep us here / All simply in the springing of the year” – or at least wake the dream of.
  26. Archy Interviews a Pharaoh — Don Marquis [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  27. 4 from Wander Rooms — Michael Sikkema [Improbable Object]
  28. Requiem for the Firstborn — Traci Brimhall [Memorious]
  29. Nevermind the Lightning — David Welch [Gulf Coast] “So you can eat lobster, the dentist said. / If I choose to, said the mouth.”
  30. The Water’s Piety in Doubt and Question — J. Michael Martinez [Octopus]
  31. Secular Superstition — Eric Basso [Loch Raven Review]
  32. My Daughter’s Keepsake Rock — Malaika King Albrecht [Prime Number Magazine] “A simple roundness, the mountain’s center”
  33. The Days of August Leapt One Over the Other — Judith Baumel [Barrow Street]
  34. The pause — Anne Ryland [Magma Poetry] “And I know that letters have colours / nudging us beyond the flow of black on white.”
  35. Dwelling — Miffy Ryan [Great Works]
  36. Two poems: (1) Western Isles; and (2) That laments — Gig Ryan [Jacket]
  37. baby buddha bouncing — Richard Cambridge [Asheville Poetry Review]
  38. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Three poems: (1) Winter in Petoskey; (2) Doorways; and (3) Oblivion — Carmen Bugan [Electric Acorn] “And I thought I heard my name in the throat of a gladiola.”
  39. Psalm 23 — David [Guardian]
  40. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Dream Song 14 — John Berryman [Poetry Foundation]
  41. Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden — Major Jackson [Poetry Foundation]
  42. Busman’s Honeymoon — A. F. Moritz [Poetry Foundation]
  43. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
  44. Black bird, red wing — Nickole Brown [Poets.org] “So this is where the last year / of the Mayan calendar begins”
  45. I Killed a Fly — David Ignatow (b.2/7/1914) [Poetry Foundation] “Tired of the day and with night coming on / I lay my body down beside the fly.”
  46. A Diminished Thing — Rachel Contreni Flynn [Poetry 365] “say enough, enough” – one way to wind it down.
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