2011 02 09

AlmanacVasily Zhukovsky b.1783; Jean François de Saint-Lambert d.1803; Dionysios Solomos d.1857; Amy Lowell b.1874; Josep Carner b.1884; Paul Laurence Dunbar d.1906; Alice Walker b.1944; Allen Tate d.1979; Kazys Bradūnas d.2009; Don Maclennan d.2009

Reading, each both silently and (as much as could be done) aloud —

  1. Czechs Mix — Jan Seabaugh [Rattle] Well-done limericks always applauded by this reader, even if dissed by some who ought know better.
  2. Winter Mask — Allen Tate (d.2/9/1979) [Poetry Foundation] “Just look into damned eyes / And give the returning glare”
  3. Poetry Recitation at St. Catherine’s School for Girls — Tarfia Faizullah [The Missouri Review] “to listen, that the sky will always happen” – perhaps not so very awkward and confused.
  4. Happiness — Paisley Rekdal [Poetry Daily] “If I could not have made this garden beautiful / I wouldn’t understand your suffering”
  5. The Art of Happiness — Mary Ruefle [American Poetry Review]
  6. Laryngitis — Philip Dacey [Verse Daily] Ah, but “I had nothing interesting to say anyway.”
  7. THE THUMPIN’ (When I Heard the Song of the Signing of My Papers) — Nicole Mauro [No Tell Motel] “I was blown backwards, the bishops agreed, to where all the backs of the mice together were laid.”
  8. Terrace — Honor Moore [Poets.org]
  9. At the Vietnam Memorial — George Bilgere [Poetry Out Loud] Or reflection.
  10. Earbud — Bill Holm [Poem of the Day] “Sometimes I catch you humming or talking to the air / as if to a shrunken lover waiting in your ear.” – with or without.
  11. Translations — Adrienne Rich [Poem of the Day] “ignorant of the fact this way of grief / is shared, unnecessary / and political” – such as is.
  12. The Deathbed — Thomas Hood [Poetry Moment]
  13. Song from Abdelazar — Aphra Behn [Representative Poetry Online]
  14. The Moon Upoon the Waters — Tom Raworth [Poetry Archive]
  15. Grief — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Poetry In Voice]
  16. Groundhog Testifies — Don Coles [Canadian Poetry Online] “When we go into the frozen place / They become angry and kill us.”
  17. Absence — Matthew Arnold [Black Cat Poems] “If with the light ye cannot be, / I bear that ye remove.”
  18. Saint John’s Bread — Terese Coe [Lilt] “Then come and find me, if you dare, / and count me not your loss”
  19. But to say — A.J. Collins [From the Fishouse]
  20. Kubla Khan — Samuel Taylor Coleridge; with reading by Terry Ehret [Poets on Poets]
  21. Sonnets from the Portuguese: IV [“Thou hast thy calling to some palace-floor”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource]
  22. In Memoriam A. H. H.: VIII [“A happy lover who has come”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource]
  23. Sonnet XL [“Take all my loves, my love, yea take them all”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection]
  24. To Mistress Margaret Hussey — John Skelton [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  25. The Raven and Other Poems: To One in Paradise — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore] From whence comes a brief romantic recitation by Adam West’s Bruce Wayne aka Batman to Kitka aka The Catwoman in Batman (although Mr. Wayne incorrectly recalls his excerpt as having come from the first stanza, versus the last).
  26. A Boy’s Will: Rose Pogonias — Robert Frost [Wikisource] Simple perhaps, but requires constant repetition, or else: “That none should mow the grass there / While so confused with flowers.”
  27. By The Sea — Emily Dickinson [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  28. This Hour and What Is Dead — Li-Young Lee [Poetry 365] “And this hour, what is dead is worried / and what is living is fugitive.”
  29. Six poems: (1) Night Clothes; (2) Catullus Quilt (the old story); (3) Um Passeio Plus Pop Quiz; (4) Cheetah Zone; (5) Cheetah Zone (Dark); and (6) Walking Together Their Tails Beside Them (Love Poem) — Terri Witek [Improbable Object]
  30. The Letter — Amy Lowell (b.2/9/1874) [Poem of the Day]
  31. Sympathy — Paul Laurence Dunbar (d.2/9/1906) [Poem of the Day]
  32. Five poems: (1) Twelve Days (or, To January 6th); (2) Value; (3) The Aunt’s Bed; (4) Magical Thinking; and (5) Black Friday — Janann Dawkins [Mezzo Cammin] “The commonplace is overlooked–the real / surprise? The honest stoop to steal.”
  33. parallax — Peter Schwartz [5_trope] “the blockhouse / must ferment”
  34. The Ultimate Resolution of π (portion of pdf document) — Jet Wimp [Beloit Poetry Journal]
  35. Source Mythologies — Laura Kochman [storySouth]
  36. Valentine for a Flytrap — Sally Wen Mao [Cave Wall Press]
  37. Victoriana — June Lausch [Magma Poetry]
  38. Honda’s Right Hand Works Hard — Jennifer Cooke [Great Works]
  39. Two poems: (1) Misreading; and (2) Minnie & Tom — Claire Potter [Jacket] “and it is true that I write as I read”
  40. For Antioch and Mars Hill — Errol Miller [Asheville Poetry Review]
  41. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) Rain nights in spring; and (2) Walking through Dublin — David Doolan [Electric Acorn]
  42. The washing of the bodies — David R. Slavitt [The New Criterion]
  43. MIKE TYSON’S AMERIKKKA — Brandon Johnson [The Best American Poetry]
  44. To an Ungentle Critic — Robert Graves [Poetry Foundation] “And, sir, be careful what you say; / There are old-fashioned folk still like it.” Not that the professional poetry critic feels any responsibility to care.
  45. Game Night — Conor O’Callaghan [Poetry Foundation]
  46. In Praise of a Teacher — Nikki Giovanni [The Writer’s Almanac]
  47. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Fugitive Memory — Penelope Scambly Schott [anderbo]
  48. It Ain’t Me, Babe — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “A lover for your life an’ nothing more”
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