2011 02 17

76AlmanacJames Macpherson d.1796; Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer b.1836; Heinrich Heine d.1856; Banjo Paterson b.1864; Charles Jeremiah Wells d.1879; Charles Stuart Calverley d.1884; Emmy Hennings b.1885; Jibanananda Das b.1899; Joaquin Miller d.1913; William Bronk b.1918; David Meltzer b.1937; Meena Alexander b.1951; Bruce Beaver d.2004

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. The Freshman Essay (In a New Verse Translation) — Mike White [Rattle] Yum. Seconds, please?
  2. The Retired Literary Critic Pauses in his Sunday Reading — Ernest Hilbert [E-Verse Radio] “On this crude rostrum, hope is not enough.”
  3. Art Sanctuary — Nikki Giovanni [The Writer’s Almanac] “I would prefer to be the person laughed at / rather than the teenagers laughing” – which is why you’ll always find you can laugh at me over here, instead of me being on your side over there.
  4. What I Staked What Was Left of My Life On — Arthur Smith [Poetry Daily]
  5. Visionary — Richard Jackson [Verse Daily] “Fish nibble at the moon’s / reflection.”
  6. Upholstery — Serena Chopra [No Tell Motel] “This is not between us, lover, this word / is not between us—I am going to say / we are between the word.”
  7. The Truth About the Present — John Lane [Poets.org] Soon.
  8. Upon Apparel — John Bunyan [Poetry Foundation] Or in the case of our poetry….
  9. A Short History of the Shadow — Charles Wright [Poetry Foundation] “Each word, as someone once wrote, contains the universe.” – with or without the poem.
  10. The Statesmen — Ambrose Bierce [Poetry Out Loud] More so.
  11. Youth and Calm — Matthew Arnold [Poem of the Day]
  12. The Night March — Herman Melville [Everyday Poems]
  13. Lone Dog — Irene Rutherford Mcleod [Poetry Moment] Adding to my little collection of dog poems.
  14. Weather — Ambrose Bierce [Representative Poetry Online] The typical hometown weather forecast here.
  15. The Waking — Theodore Roethke [Poetry Archive] A villanelle, here previously read at the Poetry Foundation.
  16. She Walks in Beauty — Lord Byron [Poetry In Voice]
  17. Radiant Inventory — Christopher Dewdney [Canadian Poetry Online] “Now that I have been opened / I can never be closed again.”
  18. Awakening from Sleep on a Spring Day — Li Bai (translated by Shigeyoshi Obata) [Black Cat Poems] “Once more I pour my wine, and singing aloud, / Await the bright moonrise.”
  19. The Merrow — Jim Hayes [Lilt]
  20. Lower Manhattan Pantoum — Elaine Sexton [From the Fishouse] A good one added to my pantoum collection.
  21. If thou wilt ease thine heart — Thomas Lovell Beddoes; with reading by Geraldine Monk [Poets on Poets]
  22. Modern Love: VI [“It chanced his lips did meet her forehead cool”] — George Meredith [Wikisource] “The love is here; it has but changed its aim.”
  23. Sonnets from the Portuguese: XII [“Indeed this very love which is my boast”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource] ” thine earnest eyes with mine were crossed, / And love called love.”
  24. In Memoriam A. H. H.: XVI [“What words are these have falle’n from me?”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “And made me that delirious man / Whose fancy fuses old and new, / And flashes into false and true, / And mingles all without a plan?”
  25. Sonnet XLVIII [“How careful was I when I took my way”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Thee have I not locked up in any chest, / Save where thou art not, though I feel thou art”
  26. The Joy of the Drop: Ghazal 3 [“In the baseness of desire remember”] — Mirza Ghalib – “What sudden madness a lover’s madness is / in the air of the desert I remember my home”
  27. Description of Spring — Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey [The Oxford Book of English Verse] But still poring over groundhog stew recipes.
  28. Private Devotion — Phebe (Hinsdale) Brown [Yale Book of American Verse]
  29. The Raven and Other Poems: Sonnet — To Science — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  30. A Boy’s Will: Going for Water — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “We ran as if to meet the moon / That slowly dawned behind the trees, / The barren boughs without the leaves, / Without the birds, without the breeze.”
  31. Summer Holiday — Robinson Jeffers [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] “Then nothing will remain of the iron age”
  32. Hélas — Oscar Wilde [Poetry 365] Ran across this only yesterday. Must be nagging me to add it to my sonnet collection. When I get around to it.
  33. Sonnet: I think I should have loved you presently — Edna St. Vincent Millay [Poetry Foundation] Alas and alack.
  34. Fingal – Book I — James Macpherson (d.2/17/1796) [Ossian]
  35. The Man From Snowy River — Banjo Paterson (b.2/17/1864) [Wikisource]
  36. Cat Lady — Bruce Beaver (d.2/17/2004) [Poetry International Web]
  37. Muse — Meena Alexander (b.2/17/1951) [Poets.org]
  38. The Art / The Veil — David Meltzer (b.2/17/1937) [Light & Dust]
  39. The Smile on the Face of a Kouros — William Bronk (b.2/17/1918) [Electronic Poetry Center]
  40. Columbus — Joaquin Miller (d.2/17/1913) [Wikisource]
  41. Naked Lonely Hand — Jibanananda Das (b.2/17/1899) [Old Poetry] “Like that woman / Is this darkness, deepening, closing in upon a February sky.”
  42. Underlight — Aaron McCollough [Boston Review] “comfort of immortal routine”
  43. Two poems: (1) Sleeplessly: Sapphics; and (2) Bar Napkin Sonnet #8 — Moira Egan [Umbrella]
  44. Planetarium — Midge Goldberg [14 by 14] Like reading poems.
  45. Multiple Choice — Kevin Cutrer [The Raintown Review]
  46. Dandaloo — Damian Balassone [Lucid Rhythms]
  47. Newspaper Photograph — David Chorlton [Ascent Aspirations Magazine]
  48. How to Be Universally Wrong — Katie Manning [The Pedestal Magazine] I’m expert at it all, and then some.
  49. Jubilate — Galway Kinnell [The American Poetry Review] Previously read last month at Poetry Daily, but that copy will disappear after a year, while hopefully this source version will remain intact. Also read today on paper, after finding the current issue of The American Poetry Review on the newsstand at my local Borders bookstore. Since I’m getting nothing but dead air from the Christmas gift subscription to Poetry, this reliable poetry journal is one I’m giving serious consideration to switching to.
  50. From Interrogating the silence — Helena Nelson [Magma Poetry]
  51. Inner Pockets — Mark Smith [Great Works]
  52. Four poems: (1) A Party; (2) Trails; (3) Evenings & Mornings; and (4) A Mist — Robert VanderMolen [Jacket] Those, and I’m collecting remnants of Jacket 40 from Google cache, unsure where and why it went byebye.
  53. Lemons — Kseniya Yarosh [Opium Magazine]
  54. Rainbow at Night — Antonio Machado (translated by Robert Bly) [Asheville Poetry Review] “I remember fields under snow, / and pine trees of mother mountains.”
  55. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Pigeon in the loft — Bernard Kennedy [Electric Acorn] Yes, even pigeons deserve attention in my collection of bird poems.
  56. Once I Walked Out — Mark Wunderlich [Thethe Poetry Blog] “Goodbye braided rug, rabbit hutch, corn popper, copper tub.”
  57. Valentine’s Day — Rachel Hadas [The New Criterion] Been a good long week here. “I drank your diagnosis, took it in.”
  58. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: The Darkling Thrush — Thomas Hardy [Poem of the Day] “And every spirit upon earth / Seemed fervourless as I.”
  59. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “Strike another match, go start anew”
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