2011 02 20

80AlmanacHenry James Pye b.1745; Johann Heinrich Voss b.1751; Nérée Beauchemin b.1850; Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz b.1894; Hugo Williams b.1942; Christopher Nolan d.2009

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. Post Hoc — Amy Lawless [Leveler]
  2. Passage — Marilyn Donnelly [The Writer’s Almanac] After which.
  3. At Summer’s End, Persephone — Debora Greger [Poetry Daily] “In ancient gowns the months / Persephone had lost to the upper world / leaned down from heaven’s porches.”
  4. She Has Never Known — Linnea Johnson [Verse Daily] “She will not know / that there is more to a charmed life than the charm.”
  5. Bright Star — John Keats [Poets.org] One I’d memorized as a child and need to refresh.
  6. Let Evening Come — Jane Kenyon [Poetry Out Loud] Overdue starting a vespers set to sing harmony to my set of aubades.
  7. Song for Ishtar — Denise Levertov [Poem of the Day] “When she opens her white / lips to devour me I bite back”
  8. In Flanders Fields — John McCrae [Everyday Poems] Of course I already had this classic in my rondeau set, so I’ll take this re-reading as reminder to add my childhood’s memorization of it to my refresh stack.
  9. An Inscription (For a Statue of Napoleon) — Ambrose Bierce [Representative Poetry Online]
  10. Elephant Eternity — Adrian Mitchell [Poetry Archive] Timing.
  11. Follow Thy Fair Sun — Thomas Campion [Poetry In Voice]
  12. Deep River, Ontario, Population 4,325 — Jeffrey Donaldson [Canadian Poetry Online]
  13. Sowing Dreams in the Rain — Karla Bardanza [Black Cat Poems] “Stuck in a cave of sleep, my eyes still creep / in mysteries hidden in the past.”
  14. Bird on the Wing — Jan Iwaszkiewicz [Lilt]
  15. Enumeration — Anne Shaw [From the Fishouse]
  16. Song in the Air — Thomas Lovell Beddoes; with reading by Alan Halsey [Poets on Poets]
  17. Modern Love: IX [“He felt the wild beast in him betweenwhiles”] — George Meredith [Wikisource] “Devilish malignant witch!”
  18. Sonnets from the Portuguese: XV [“Accuse me not, beseech thee, that I wear”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource] ” For we two look two ways, and cannot shine / With the same sunlight on our brow and hair.”
  19. In Memoriam A. H. H.: XIX [“The Danube to the Severn gave”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “I brim with sorrow drowning song.”
  20. Sonnet LI [“Can my love excuse the slow offence”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Till I return of posting is no need.”
  21. The Joy of the Drop: Ghazal 6 [“Garden of paradise the priest holds precious”] — Mirza Ghalib — “Hidden in what I build is the shape of decay”
  22. A True Love — Nicholas Grimald [The Oxford Book of English Verse] “A Venus’imp thou hast brought forth, so steadfast and so sage.”
  23. Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep — Emma (Hart) Willard [Yale Book of American Verse] “The germ of immortality!”
  24. The Raven and Other Poems: A Dream — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  25. A Boy’s Will: In Equal Sacrifice — Robert Frost [Wikisource]
  26. Underground — Barack Obama [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)] Prophetic verse? His poetry foresaw the Tea Party?
  27. Loss — Abayomi Animashaun [Poetry 365] “Right now she is outside / Rinsing her hair.”
  28. Sonnet: Afterthought — Diane Ackerman [Poetry Foundation] “Sorry, this poem is no longer available on our site.” — That’s what the Poetry Foundation has for this poem upon navigating from the link still given in their list of sonnets. (One almost expects to eventually receive a similar “no longer available” after a new gift subscription to their poetry magazine has gone long overdue.) We’ve headed to the Internet Archive to retrieve this poem’s text. (Unfortunately, the only recourse on current no-shows will be to switch the subscription to one of the many other quality poetry journals that aren’t – how did their blogger put it? – defective.)
  29. Elegy I — Henry James Pye (b.2/20/1745) [Old Poetry] “Is bliss sincere then no where to be found, / The vain creation of the Enthusiast’s mind?”
  30. Coyotes — William Bernhard [Drunken Boat]
  31. Two poems, both given the title My Favorite Drink — Ungelbah Daniel-Davila [Ekleksographia]
  32. After the ash, the rain, then I — Adrian Manning [The Fox Chase Review] “I dwell on what has gone.”
  33. Construction of the Vow, City-Shaped — A.B. Gorham [Gulf Coast]
  34. This Little Bed — Julia Casterton [Ambit] “Friends have fallen asleep on it.”
  35. Twin — Mark Smith [Great Works] Reminds me of some similar concrete poetry I’ve seen.
  36. New Movie — Aaron Belz [Jacket] Can’t, or.
  37. Listening at the Door — Patricia Smith [Asheville Poetry Review] “I felt sorry for them needing someone else’s ache / to climb on”
  38. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) Glencar; and (2) Storm Front — Nigel McLaughlin [Electric Acorn] “It’s a something other than sound / That keeps me awake, alert, waiting.”
  39. Pedestrian of Quito — Ulises Estrella (translated by David Backer) [Words Without Borders]
  40. The swing — Rachel Hadas [The New Criterion] “just as on my own parallel path I / move forward, sink down simultaneously.”
  41. From a back page: The Conversation — Jon Pineda [Rattle]
  42. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here, a pantoum I’d until today’s re-reading neglected to add to my pantoum set: September Elegies — Randall Mann [Poets.org]
  43. The Man In Me — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “The man in me will hide sometimes to keep from bein’ seen / But that’s just because he doesn’t want to turn into some machine”
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