2011 02 19

78AlmanacDorothe Engelbretsdotter d.1716; Elizabeth Carter d.1806; Zygmunt Krasiński b.1812; Hovhannes Tumanyan b.1869; André Breton b.1896; Frederick Seidel b.1936; Stephen Dobyns b.1941; René Char d.1988

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. The People’s Republic of Sleepless Nights — Robert Archambeau [Rattle] “The guard has waved you through.” Bribes work.
  2. And the replacement piece from yesterday (although I still have my printout of the original Rattle posting for the day, from which I had been reading aloud): Autumn — Aram Saroyan [Rattle] Still keeping the time.
  3. Spain — Bruce Bawer [E-Verse Radio]
  4. Inventory — Dorothy Parker [The Writer’s Almanac] LIFO.
  5. Sorrow, with Some Eye Contact — Lynn Melnick [Poetry Daily] “Mostly you just disappear.”
  6. The White Doves of Mazar — Timothy McBride [Verse Daily]
  7. Meditation on the Road: Chinese Wartime Sonnets from the Collection of 27 Sonnets (1941): (1) No. 15; and (2) No. 2 — Feng Zhi (translated by Huiwen Zhang) [qarrtsiluni] The current issue of qarrtsiluni continues to offer exquisite selections!
  8. The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone — John Keats [Poets.org]
  9. Rondeau — Leigh Hunt [Poetry Out Loud]
  10. A Doggerel for Penny — Ann Putnam [Poem of the Day]
  11. And: Playboy — Richard Wilbur [Poem of the Day]
  12. A Valentine — Lewis Carroll [Everyday Poems] Fitting close to a Valentine week of romantic verse: “I trust to find your heart the seat / Of wasting sorrow.”
  13. The Day of Wrath / Dies Iræ — Ambrose Bierce [Representative Poetry Online] “Cats from every bag escaping!” Wrath indeed!
  14. White Vase — Felix Dennis [Poetry Archive] For my villanelle set.
  15. How One Winter Came in the Lake Region — Wilfred Campbell [Poetry In Voice] “And all the world, with ominous silence, stood / In weird expectancy”
  16. Canadian Moose — Desi Di Nardo [Canadian Poetry Online] “Laughing at the silliness of it all.”
  17. The Sempstress — Henri Barbusse (translated by Jethro Bithell) [Black Cat Poems] “Her eyes smile on her hand, / She believes in her romance.”
  18. I Came With My Cup — Nigel Holt [Lilt]
  19. Mary’s Blood — Anne Marie Macari [From the Fishouse]
  20. London — William Blake; with reading by Ken Edwards [Poets on Poets]
  21. Modern Love: VIII [“Yet it was plain she struggled, and that salt”] — George Meredith [Wikisource] “Poor twisting worm, so queenly beautiful!”
  22. Sonnets from the Portuguese: XIV [“If thou must love me, let it be for nought”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource] ” But love me for love’s sake, that evermore / Thou may’st love on, through love’s eternity.”
  23. In Memoriam A. H. H.: XVIII [“‘Tis well; ’tis something; we may stand”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “The words that are not heard again.”
  24. Sonnet L [“How heavy do I journey on the way”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “His rider loved not speed being made from thee”
  25. The Joy of the Drop: Ghazal 5 [“The joy of the drop is to die in the river”] — Mirza Ghalib — “her color and shape are silent but listen”
  26. The Means to attain Happy Life — Henry Howard, Earl Of Surrey [The Oxford Book of English Verse] “The fruitful ground, the quiet mind”
  27. In Sorrow — Thomas Hastings [Yale Book of American Verse] “Lead us in thy perfect way.”
  28. The Raven and Other Poems: Tamerlane — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore] Different version vs that read back on Jan 19.
  29. A Boy’s Will: The Trial by Existence — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “And so the choice must be again, / But the last choice is still the same”
  30. Kubla Khan — Samuel Taylor Coleridge [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] To be repolished from ancient memorization.
  31. Crossing Legs — Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino [Poetry 365] “in habit being like and being unlike.”
  32. Sonnet: Sonnet — Robert Hass [Poetry Foundation]
  33. The Pursuit of Happiness Often Ill-Directed — Elizabeth Carter (d.2/19/1806) [Old Poetry] “Ah! dear delusion, gay conceit / Of visionary minds!”
  34. Lost — Stephen Dobyns (b.2/19/1941) [Poets.org] “Where had wrong turns been made?”
  35. Ode to Spring — Frederick Seidel (b.2/19/1936) [Poets.org] As good a poem as any to use for launching a set devoted to that tardy season.
  36. Words for Music — T. S. Eliot [Virginia Quarterly Review] “Will heat move / Only through the mockingbird / Heard once?”
  37. Carnal Beauty — Kate Bernadette Benedict [The Flea] “They fuse; it’s a holy, ordering thing.”
  38. Sally Malley: Trunk — Matt Hetherington [Cordite Poetry Review]
  39. On the Radio, A Prisoner Speaks . . . — Majeed Amjad (translated by Mehr Afshan Farooqi) [Eleven Eleven Journal] “we don’t even look up from our graves.”
  40. Two poems: (1) Nora Prentiss; (2) Vickie Falls — James Cihlar [Prime Number Magazine]
  41. Steady — Julia Casterton [Ambit]
  42. Crossroads I: The Divine — Mark Smith [Great Works]
  43. Three poems: (1) Francis Bacon; (2) Goodbye; and (3) Seventh Avenue — Vincent Katz [Jacket]
  44. After Twenty Years — Jim Wayne Miller [Asheville Poetry Review]
  45. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) Game; and (2) Shaken and Stirred — Chris Major [Electric Acorn]
  46. Hat-Trick Afterlife — Cathy Ford [Toronto Quarterly]
  47. Cologne — Alfred Brendel [Guardian] Don’t forget the DC Candy Wrapper Rustlers.
  48. Leaf color — William Logan [The New Criterion] “Not that anything lay hidden there.”
  49. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Valentine with saints and sharps — Joni Wallace [Verse Daily]
  50. Forgetful Heart — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “The door has closed forevermore / If indeed there ever was a door”
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