2011 02 10

AlmanacJohn Suckling b.1609; Alexander Pushkin d.1837; Herbert Edward Palmer b.1880; Boris Pasternak b.1890; Bertolt Brecht b.1898; Archibald Lampman d.1899; Charles Henri Ford b.1913; Fleur Adcock b.1934; Clive Wilmer b.1945; Leonora Speyer d.1956; Nikos Kavvadias d.1975

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

  1. [February. Take ink and weep] — Boris Pasternak (b.2/10/1890) (translated by A. S. Kline) [Poetry In Translation] “write February as you’re sobbing”
  2. Things — Fleur Adcock (b.2/10/1934) [The Writer’s Almanac] “There are worse things than these miniature betrayals, / committed or endured or suspected”
  3. Lost Causes — Meaghan Strimas [Toronto Quarterly] “Let’s not say our sorrys. Some day we’ll both go cold.” A villanelle always seems to carry these sounds so well.
  4. Pastoral — Michael Glaviano [Verse Daily] “Everyone’s dead if you think on a track”
  5. The Death Deal — Ron Padgett [The Writer’s Almanac] “I might find out / in the not too distant future.” Or just coffee would do.
  6. I Have Passed Too Many Years Among Cool Designing Beings — Anthony Madrid [Poetry Daily]
  7. (When I Heard the Song of the Winter Coat) — Nicole Mauro [No Tell Motel] “These are the days when skies put on mirages.”
  8. The Thought Machine — William Stafford [Poem of the Day]
  9. Rosabelle — Walter Scott [Poetry Moment]
  10. Alone — Ambrose Bierce [Representative Poetry Online] “Alone, adj. In bad company.”
  11. Art Class — Elizabeth Bartlett [Poetry Archive] “And remove the birds.” Yes, let’s do.
  12. Sonnets From the Portugese 43: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Poetry In Voice] I’ll reach this again in a month or so under my daily EBB reading; but a reading now won’t hurt, especially as this is one I’ve sworn to finally commit to memory. Besides, I don’t really need to wait until next week to turn a bit more focus over to love poems.
  13. When I Am Tired — John Robert Colombo [Canadian Poetry Online] I’ve done so more than once anyway.
  14. The Palm Tree — Abd ar-Rahman I [Black Cat Poems]
  15. Behind These Eyes — Terese Coe [Lilt]
  16. Watching the News Hour — Adrian Blevins [From the Fishouse]
  17. This Living Hand — John Keats; with reading by Joel Brouwer [Poets on Poets]
  18. Sonnets from the Portuguese: V [“I lift my heavy heart up solemnly”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource] “Stand further off then! go!”
  19. In Memoriam A. H. H.: IX [“Fair ship, that from the Italian shore”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource]
  20. Sonnet XLI [“Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee, / Thine by thy beauty being false to me.”
  21. The True Knight — Stephen Hawes [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  22. The Raven and Other Poems: Eulalie — A Song — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  23. A Boy’s Will: Asking for Roses — Robert Frost [Wikisource]
  24. Sleepwalker’s Ballad — Frederico Garcia Lorca (translated by John Frederick Nims) [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  25. Grief — Stephen Dobyns [Poetry 365] – as contrasted off EBB‘s yesterday.
  26. Two poems: (1) The Steward; and (2) Mr. Magnifying Glass — J.P. Dancing Bear [Improbable Object]
  27. I prithee send me back my heart — John Suckling (b.2/10/1609) [Poet’s Corner]
  28. Anchar — Alexander Pushkin (d.2/10/1837) (translated by Yevgeny Bonver) [Poetry Lovers’ Page] “And if, by chance, a cloud sprays / His leaves in wandering alone, / From all his twigs, the poisoned rains / Pour into scorching sand and stone.”
  29. Ishmael — Herbert Edward Palmer (b.2/10/1880) [Poet’s Corner] “None bought nor sold his spirit, though his hand / Dripp’d red against the dawn and sunset stain.”
  30. Questions From A Worker Who Reads — Bertolt Brecht (b.2/10/1898) [Oldpoetry] “Every page a victory. / Who cooked the feast for the victors?”
  31. A Niagara Landscape — Archibald Lampman (d.2/10/1899) [Representative Poetry Online] “The full day rests upon the luminous land / In one long noon of golden reverie.”
  32. Flag of Ecstasy — Charles Henri Ford (b.2/10/1913) [Modern American Poetry] “Over the towers of autoerotic honey / Over the dungeons of homocidal drives”
  33. A Note from the Pipes — Leonora Speyer (d.2/10/1956) [About.com: Women’s History]
  34. The Wife-Woman — Anne Spencer [Poetry Moment]
  35. One-Sixth — Janann Dawkins [quantum poetry magazine] Had recently first encountered Ms. Dawkins work at Mezzo Cammin, and was pleasantly delighted to come across another of hers to read today.
  36. Doppelgangers Wander Across the Continents — Lisa Cole [The Arava Review]
  37. The Bottom Drawer — Amanda Auchter [Bellevue Literary Review]
  38. Metamorphosis — Jay Rogoff [Marlboro Review]
  39. In West Virginia — Maggie Glover [failbetter]
  40. Powers of Recuperation — Adrienne Rich [A Public Space]
  41. Granny Hedy and the God called Fine — Walt McDonald [Magma Poetry]
  42. Reemoir — Jennifer Cooke [Great Works]
  43. Five poems from «Earth Records»: (1) [An opening’s just a way of doing things]; (2) [The many things that move along the coast]; (3) [In places where you can still swing your wages]; (4) [Survival strategies of minor dogs]; and (5) [The constellations shift. So is it better] — Alistair Noon [Jacket] Five “poems”? Call it five good English sonnets.
  44. The Lion and the Lioness — Robert Bly [Asheville Poetry Review]
  45. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: While writing a poem about Dad, I am handed a golf pencil — Jennifer Gibbons [Electric Acorn]
  46. Photo — Joan Larkin [Thethe Poetry Blog]
  47. A box of old family photos — Robyn Sarah [The New Criterion]
  48. The Bonds of Words — Leslie Heywood [The Best American Poetry]
  49. The Goddess Who Created This Passing World — Alice Notley [Poetry Out Loud]
  50. [I grew up in North Adams] — Brenda Iijima [Poets.org]
  51. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Love Lives Beyond the Tomb — John Clare [Poetry Out Loud] “I love the fond, / The faithful, young and true. “
  52. Positively 4th Street — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “I know the reason / That you talk behind my back”
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