2011 02 18

77AlmanacKristijonas Donelaitis d.1780; Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim d.1803; Perucho Figueredo b.1818; Fagundes Varela d.1875; Luis Muñoz Marín b.1898; A. R. Ammons b.1926; Joel Oppenheimer b.1930; Audre Lorde b.1934

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. A Driving Student Adjusts the Seat — Arlene Ang [Rattle] Or like a reader adjusting the seat from where the poet left it.
  2. What Did We See Today? — Robert Bly [The Writer’s Almanac] “We know how many men live alone in their twenties, / And how many women are married to the wrong person, / And how many father and sons are strangers to each other.” Also, how many poets get it right.
  3. Poem — William Carlos Williams [E-Verse Radio] Cat poem.
  4. My Daughter’s Body — Jennifer Franklin [Poetry Daily]
  5. Like a Daffodil — Mary Ruefle [Verse Daily]
  6. The Ruin — [Anonymous] (translated by Jesse Glass ) [qarrtsiluni] See also the particular Wikipedia article.
  7. Geology — Serena Chopra [No Tell Motel]
  8. Almost There — Timothy Liu [Poets.org] “Best get down on all fours.” Almost there.
  9. Longing for Prophets — Shirley Kaufman [Poetry Foundation] Or if not, then for the actuary.
  10. Fresh Air — Kenneth Koch [Poetry Foundation] My reading done all in one breath. More or less. Good fresh breath, that.
  11. Before the Birth of One of Her Children — Anne Bradstreet [Poetry Out Loud]
  12. Ghazal (For William Stafford) — David Keefe [Poem of the Day] Which I’ll use to open up a variants subset in my ghazal set.
  13. From one of the vaults: The Sleeper in the Valley — Arthur Rimbaud [Everyday Poems] Peace.
  14. And from another of the vaults: Where My Books Go — William Butler Yeats [Poetry Moment]
  15. To the Bartholdi Statue — Ambrose Bierce [Representative Poetry Online]
  16. Villanelle for the Middle of the Way — Anne Ridler [Poetry Archive] Added to my little set of villanelles.
  17. So We’ll Go No More a Roving — Lord Byron [Poetry In Voice]
  18. If Stone Dreams — Mary di Michele [Canadian Poetry Online]
  19. After Our War — John Balaban [Black Cat Poems]
  20. When Men Bow Down — R. Nemo Hill [Lilt]
  21. Welcome to My Cabaret — Angie Hogan [From the Fishouse]
  22. We do lie beneath the grass — Thomas Lovell Beddoes; with reading by Geraldine Monk [Poets on Poets]
  23. Modern Love: VII [“She issues radiant from her dressing-room”] — George Meredith [Wikisource] “Yea! filthiness of body is most vile, / But faithlessness of heart I do hold worse.”
  24. Sonnets from the Portuguese: XIII [“And wilt thou have me fashion into speech”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource]
  25. In Memoriam A. H. H.: XVII [“Thou comest, much wept for: such a breeze”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource]
  26. Sonnet XLIX [“Against that time (if ever that time come)”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “To leave poor me, thou hast the strength of laws, / Since why to love, I can allege no cause.”
  27. The Joy of the Drop: Ghazal 4 [“Leaving I bear the scars of an unfulfilled longing to exist”] — Mirza Ghalib — “like an extinguished candle I know no place of friendship”
  28. Complaint of the Absence of Her Lover being upon the Sea — Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey [The Oxford Book of English Verse] “Lo! what a mariner love hath made me!”
  29. The Latter Day — Thomas Hastings [Yale Book of American Verse]
  30. The Raven and Other Poems: Al Aaraaf — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore] Deserving of the day.
  31. A Boy’s Will: Revelation — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “We speak the literal to inspire / The understanding of a friend.”
  32. Soni — Roberto Bolaño (translated by Laura Healy) [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  33. Love in a Life — Robert Browning [Poetry 365] Closing out Valentine’s week with a repeat. “Still the same chance!”
  34. Sonnet: A Certain Slant of Sunlight — Ted Berrigan [Poets.org] Irregular but still very much to form.
  35. Sonnet Beginning with a Line from Ted Berrigan — Laynie Browne [Parthenon West Review]
  36. Six poems: (1) Fever Dream, 1499. (2) Tic-Tac-Toe, 1541. (3) Extinction Days, 1873. (4) Wishbones, 1890. (5) The Body of New Jersey, 1952. And (6) Falling Man Theory, 2010. — Adam O. Davis [Pool Poetry] “We can’t smoke / these ghosts out.”
  37. Three poems: (1) Black and White Photograph, 1982; (2) Le Gluie (Het Glure) [Glue]; and (3) I Look People in the Eye & Will Be Punished — Lana Rakhman [The Writing Disorder]
  38. Corvus Brachyrhynchos, After a Third Opinion — Lisa J. Cihlar [A River & Sound Review] “I only know crow crow.”
  39. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Storm — Alan King [Umbrella]
  40. Dark Eyes — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes, / They tell me revenge is sweet and from where they stand, I’m sure it is.”
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2 Responses to 2011 02 18

  1. verseperse says:

    The audio for the Poetry Moment poem read on this day, Where My Books Go, is available here: .

  2. verseperse says:

    A Driving Student Adjusts the Seat, originally posted by Rattle today, then dropped and replaced with a different poem (which we read here on February 19), was eventually re-posted by Rattle on March 4.

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