2011 02 08

AlmanacAgrippa d’Aubigné b.1552; Samuel Butler b.1612; Richard Watson Gilder b.1844; France Prešeren d.1849; Ralph Chubb b.1892; Catulle Mendès d.1909; Elizabeth Bishop b.1911; Richard Dehmel d.1920; Lisel Mueller b.1924; Francis Webb b.1925; Philip Appleman b.1926; Pirzada Qasim b.1943; Gert Jonke b.1946; Roland Robinson d.1992; May Miller d.1995

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. Of course, reading somewhat heavily today from one of my faves, today being the centennial anniversary of her birth. Starting off my morning with: Roosters — Elizabeth Bishop (b.2/8/1911) [Poetry Foundation]
  2. It is Marvellous to Wake Up Together — Elizabeth Bishop (b.2/8/1911) [The Writer’s Almanac]
  3. Breakfast Song — Elizabeth Bishop [The Writer’s Almanac]
  4. Filling Station — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  5. At the Fishhouses — Elizabeth Bishop [Poetry Foundation]
  6. The Fish — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets of Cambridge, USA]
  7. In the Waiting Room — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  8. Letter to N.Y. — Elizabeth Bishop [The Writer’s Almanac]
  9. Crusoe in England — Elizabeth Bishop [Poetry Archive]
  10. The Man-Moth — Elizabeth Bishop [Poetry Foundation]
  11. Visits to St. Elizabeths — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  12. Suicide of a Moderate Dictator — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  13. Sonnet — Elizabeth Bishop [The Writer’s Almanac]
  14. The Armadillo — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  15. The Moose — Elizabeth Bishop [Poetry Foundation]
  16. Brazil, January 1, 1502 — Elizabeth Bishop [Representative Poetry Online]
  17. North Haven — Elizabeth Bishop [Poem of the Day]
  18. First Death in Nova Scotia — Elizabeth Bishop [The Writer’s Almanac]
  19. Exchanging Hats — Elizabeth Bishop [The Writer’s Almanac]
  20. Late Air — Elizabeth Bishop [Poem of the Day]
  21. Sestina — Elizabeth Bishop [Poem of the Day]
  22. Then of course my favorite villanelle among those written by published poets, a poem I could read every single day without it losing its touch: One Art — Elizabeth Bishop [Poets.org]
  23. And even: In the Middle of the Road — Carlos Drummond de Andrade (translated by Elizabeth Bishop) [The Writer’s Almanac]
  24. Last one today online (although she’ll take up a fair chunk of my offline print reading): Sonnet — Elizabeth Bishop [The Atlantic] A short sonnet, and what may have been her final completed poem.
  25. Bell Bottom Trousers — Diane Wakoski [Rattle] “I don’t keep a list / of items left behind” – seriously.
  26. Owl and the Pussycat — Edward Lear [E-Verse Radio]
  27. Three poems: (1) Pastoral; (2) The Serpent to Eve; and (3) Q and A — Linda Pastan [Poetry Daily]
  28. Interview: Antique Iron Bed — Landon Godfrey [Verse Daily]
  29. Three poems translated by Dean Kostos: (1) Sea Wine by Nikos Antonakos; then (2) To The Moon and (3) Love by Kostas Tachtses [qarrtsiluni]
  30. (When I Heard the Song of the Three-Legged Stool) — Nicole Mauro [No Tell Motel] “ended up shooting the one I wanted // to gently cuddle and coo.”
  31. On The Origins Of Things — Troy Jollimore [Poets.org] Or not.
  32. Life — Edith Wharton [Poetry Out Loud] A Petrarchan sonnet.
  33. Iron — Jane Cooper [Poetry 365] “All day I wait / for a miraculous letter.”
  34. Redaction — Carmen Giménez Smith [Poem of the Day] “It gets to be a blackest hole.”
  35. Love’s Lantern — Joyce Kilmer [Everyday Poems]
  36. Coronach — Walter Scott [Poetry Moment]
  37. Epitaph on the Tombstone of a Child, the Last of Seven that Died Before — Aphra Behn [Representative Poetry Online]
  38. Drawing Down the Moon — Charles Tomlinson [Poetry Archive]
  39. The Soldier — Rupert Brooke [Poetry In Voice]
  40. Blank Sonnet — George Elliott Clarke [Canadian Poetry Online]
  41. Chorus of Birds — Aristophanes [Black Cat Poems]
  42. It Wasn’t — Terese Coe [Lilt]
  43. The Corner — John Murillo [From the Fishouse]
  44. Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau — William Blake; with reading by Laure-Anne Bosselaar [Poets on Poets]
  45. Sonnets from the Portuguese: III [“Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource]
  46. In Memoriam A. H. H.: VII [“Dark house, by which once more I stand”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “And ghastly thro’ the drizzling rain / On the bald street breaks the blank day.”
  47. Sonnet XXXIX [“O how thy worth with manners may I sing”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection]
  48. To Mistress Isabell Pennell — John Skelton [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  49. The Raven and Other Poems: The City in the Sea — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  50. A Boy’s Will: Flower-Gathering — Robert Frost [Wikisource]
  51. Take This Waltz — Frederico Garcia Lorca (translated by Leonard Cohen) [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  52. Four poems: (1) Private Telegram; (2) Which Is Raising Its Little Hand; (3) Dawn Is a Long Time Coming; and (4) Lifted Out of the Sea — Geoffrey Babbitt [Improbable Object]
  53. Seventh (Noir in Six Parts) — Janice Lee [elimae]
  54. Insects of Mass Destruction — Martin Elster [14 by 14]
  55. Three poems: (1) Coming and I Did Not Run Away; (2) This Is a Fucking Poem; and (3) Among the Orders — Catherine Wagner [Fence] Time to go back to reading some more Bishop?
  56. Seven Zen Preludes: Halloween Morning: Times Square — David Hopes [Prime Number Magazine]
  57. Four poems: (1) God of Chaos; (2) God of Panic; (3) God of Unfulfilled Longings; and (4) Goddess of Blissful Ignorance — Elizabeth Bachinsky [ditch]
  58. The Road to Hell — Dick Allen [Ploughshares] Previously read here last New Year’s Eve at Poetry Daily.
  59. Candelight — June Lausch [Magma Poetry]
  60. Death Rattles — Miffy Ryan [Great Works]
  61. Some Ways of Looking at ‘Some Trees’ — Raphael Rubinstein [Jacket]
  62. The Last Disaster — Diana Jurss [Asheville Poetry Review]
  63. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Cherry Blossom — Miguel de Arce [Electric Acorn] Good candidate for reading again two months from today.
  64. Daily I Fall in Love with Mechanics — Susan Thurston [The Writer’s Almanac]
  65. To Failure: — Christopher Ankney (read by Dave Bonta) [Linebreak]
  66. Desire — Pamela Gemin [Valparaiso Poetry Review] “I can’t bear my empty hands, my empty / throat, my little town, my bed empty of you.”
  67. Pain I Did Not — Sharon Olds [Slate] Feel, as in “which those who lose the one / who loves them feel.
  68. Why we go by twos — Linda Stern [The New Criterion]
  69. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: The Conversation — Jane Hirshfield [The Atlantic]
  70. All Over You — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan]
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