2011 02 22

82AlmanacWilliam Barnes b.1801; Sarah Fuller Flower Adams b.1805; James Russell Lowell b.1819; Margaret Elizabeth Sangster b.1838; Hugo Ball b.1886; Edna St. Vincent Millay b.1892; Frances Harper d.1911; Henry Reed b.1914; Gerald Stern b.1925; Ray Bremser b.1934; Ishmael Reed b.1938; Antonio Machado d.1939; Phyllis McGinley d.1978; Josh Malihabadi d.1982; Salvador Espriu d.1985; William Bronk d.1999

Reading, each both silently and aloud —

  1. A Country Incident — May Sarton [Poetry Out Loud] “Why be so serious about mere joys?”
  2. I Went In With My Hands Up — Caleb Barber [Rattle]
  3. Meet and Greet — Ernest Hilbert [E-Verse Radio] “All the hours spent alone, lost in the past.” — pretty much describes what I’m up to reading all this around here. What, you too? Odds and ends, odds and ends . . .
  4. The Guitar Player — Dave Morrison [The Writer’s Almanac] Guitaresque terza rima.
  5. Bourbon — R. T. Smith [Poetry Daily] “praising the rascal who taught me how to breathe / and squeeze the trigger and shoot for the heart.”
  6. The Writer — Anne Pierson Wiese [Verse Daily] “just the dull / simmer of his continued solitary assessment”
  7. The Cat — Charles Baudelaire (translated by Florence Major) [qarrtsiluni] “The brown opium of my desire still lives.” (And of course, added to the felines in my menagerie set.)
  8. Cripple — L. Lamar Wilson [No Tell Motel] “& leave, sullen & untouched”
  9. Wolf Cento — Simone Muench [Poets.org]
  10. The Tables Turned — William Wordsworth [Poetry Foundation] “One impulse from a vernal wood / May teach you more of man, / Of moral evil and of good, / Than all the sages can.”
  11. The Mission — Kevin Young [Poetry Foundation] “children played tag // out front, while the bodies / snuck in the back.”
  12. The Tao Te Ching: Verse 1 — Lao Tzu (version by Witter Bynner) [3quarksdaily] “Words came out of the womb of matter”
  13. Avalanche — David B. Prather [Poem of the Day] “This is the joy of stillness, / and the sadness of solitude.”
  14. The Dream — Edna St. Vincent Millay [Everyday Poems] “Ah, it is good to feel you there!”
  15. From one of the vaults: Ebb — Edna St.Vincent Millay [Poetry Moment] “A little tepid pool, / Drying inward from the edge.”
  16. Auguries of Innocence (excerpt) — William Blake [Representative Poetry Online] “Some are born to sweet delight, / Some are born to endless night.”
  17. Mary’s Elephant, Elizabeth’s Spinet — Ruth Padel [Poetry Archive]
  18. Low Tide on Grand Pré — Bliss Carman [Poetry In Voice] “The night has fallen, and the tide… / Now and again comes drifting home”
  19. The Strange Moth — Louis Dudek [Canadian Poetry Online] Now pinned among the few insects so far in my animal set.
  20. Twickenham Ferry — Théophile Marzials [Lilt]
  21. Invention — Tina Chang [From the Fishouse]
  22. I Am — John Clare; with reading by Sebastian Matthews [Poets on Poets]
  23. Modern Love: XI [“Out in the yellow meadows, where the bee”] — George Meredith [Wikisource] “What’s this, when Nature swears there is no change / To challenge eyesight?” … See what?
  24. Sonnets from the Portuguese: XVII [“My poet, thou canst touch on all the notes”] — Elizabeth Barrett Browning [Wikisource] “How, Dearest, wilt thou have me for most use?”
  25. In Memoriam A. H. H.: XXI [“I sing to him that rests below”] — Alfred, Lord Tennyson [Wikisource] “I do but sing because I must”
  26. Sonnet LIII [“What is your substance, whereof are you made”] — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “In all external grace you have some part, / But you like none, none you for constant heart.”
  27. The Joy of the Drop: Ghazal 8 [“It’s time for the world to hear Ghalib again”] — Mirza Ghalib — “when mail from my beloved is already opened”
  28. A Rondel of Love — Alexander Scott [The Oxford Book of English Verse] “Flee always from the snare.”
  29. Alnwick Castle — Fitz-Greene Halleck [Yale Book of American Verse]
  30. The Raven and Other Poems: Fairy-Land — Edgar Allan Poe [Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore]
  31. A Boy’s Will: Spoils of the Dead — Robert Frost [Wikisource] “And I hated and hate / The spoils of the dead.”
  32. Byzantium — William Butler Yeats [Poem of the Week (Sarah E. Smith)]
  33. Windowsill, Altar — Charles F. Thielman [Poetry 365]
  34. Sonnet: One from her of whom was said by Richard Wilbur, “She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century.” — What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Sonnet XLIII) — Edna St. Vincent Millay [Poets.org]
  35. And another of her sonnets, this one from RPO’s Valentine’s Day 2011 collection: Fatal Interview (Sonnet XXX) — Edna St. Vincent Millay [Representative Poetry Online]
  36. The Wife A-Lost — William Barnes (b.2/22/1801) [Representative Poetry Online] I’ve been reading through Black Cat Poems‘s roster alphabetically; and quite by chance I reached Barnes in that expedition today, on his birthday, so also read this poem there (in fact, reaching the lines – “Since you noo mwore be at my zide, / In walks in zummer het, / I’ll goo alwone where mist do ride, / Drough trees a-drippen wet” – at another coincidental moment). But when I come back around to Barnes here – which I am quite likely to do, that being one of the main reasons for building these records – I will take the RPO rendition over the Black Cat one, since RPO serves no pop-ups and doesn’t clutter the screen’s real estate with irrelevant commercial adverts.
  37. Nearer, My God, to Thee — Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (b.2/22/1805) [Wikipedia]
  38. The Present Crisis — James Russell Lowell (b.2/22/1819) [Wikisource]
  39. Are the Children at Home? — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (b.2/22/1838) [Representative Poetry Online]
  40. Karawane — Hugo Ball (b.2/22/1886) [UbuWeb]
  41. Assault — Edna St. Vincent Millay (b.2/22/1892) [Poets.org] “Who will walk / Between me and the crying of the frogs?”
  42. The Slave Mother — Frances Harper (d.2/22/1911) [Poets.org]
  43. The Auction Sale — Henry Reed (b.2/22/1914) [The Poetry of Henry Reed]
  44. Just Say Goodbye to Mother — Gerald Stern (b.2/22/1925) [Blackbird]
  45. Born Again! — Ray Bremser (b.2/22/1934) [Literary Kicks]
  46. I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra — Ishmael Reed (b.2/22/1938) [Poets.org] “Be a good girl and / bring me my Buffalo horn of black powder”
  47. [Wayfarer, the only way] — Antonio Machado (d.2/22/1939) [Poems Found in Translation]
  48. The 5:32 — Phyllis McGinley (d.2/22/1978) [Old Poetry] A sonnet that’s long been a fave of mine.
  49. Having Condemned… — Josh Malihabadi (d.2/22/1982) [Poems of Josh Malīḥābādī (via Google Books)]
  50. Beginning of Canticle in the Temple — Salvador Espriu (d.2/22/1985) (translated by Magda Bogin) [lletrA] “But we have lived to save your words, / to return you the name of every thing, / so that you’d stay on the straight path / that leads to the mastery of earth.”
  51. My Father Photographed With Friends — William Bronk (d.2/22/1999) [Poetry Foundation]
  52. Mahamudra Elegy — Alice Fulton [The Atlantic]
  53. Three poems: (1) The Apprentice Witch; (2) Tybalt, Prince of Cats; and (3) 22 February 1821 — Taylor Jillian Altman [Mezzo Cammin]
  54. We will go naked — Barbara J. Daniels [Pif Magazine] “blued by / the glow, lighter, lastly, / than the circumference of air.”
  55. The Shape of Birds — Mary Christine Delea [Stickman Review]
  56. Two poems [pdf]: (1) Ghosted; and (2) Bardos — Rae Armantrout [Chicago Review]
  57. Blues for George Gershwin — Lewis Turco [Blue Moon Review]
  58. Reproof — Frank Osen [The Barefoot Muse] “I stand composed / as an absurdly late eyewitness, posed / with, if not yours, still, no one else’s face”
  59. Margaret — Julia Casterton [Ambit] “Imagine food / from her lived-in hands, that wonky smile above.”
  60. More from honeysuckled — sean burn [Great Works]
  61. Jacket 40 returns from an odd bit of hiatus! So: Endless — Vincent Katz [Jacket] “Cursing stiff spring city”
  62. Getting Rid of the Ego — Ken Wainio [Asheville Poetry Review]
  63. More reading and re-archiving from the Internet Archive: Two poems: (1) Sky writing; and (2) Missing persons — John O’Donnell [Electric Acorn]
  64. From the vault: Bedroom Anthropologist — Tom McCauley [Leveler] “I have nothing // to tell a faraway person.”
  65. Lake Ouachita, Late Summer — Corinna McClanahan Schroeder [Linebreak] “There’s a metaphor here, perhaps, but we’re still / too awe-struck at what we’ve done to know.”
  66. From the deepest corners of this vault: Three poems: (1) Sabarmati; (2) Hawa Mahal; and (3) Routine Submission — Thomas Meyer [Web Conjunctions] “The story familiar, someone in unknown territory.”
  67. Premiere — Michelle Bitting [Valparaiso Poetry Review] “Trained / to think only numbers matter, / all sense of taste’s been deadened. “
  68. The Aunts — Joyce Sutphen [American Life in Poetry]
  69. Find the Moon Again — Joshua Weiner [Slate]
  70. In-school suspension — Ernest Hilbert [The New Criterion] “This caper / Did it: We were, for once, astounded.”
  71. And among those re-read today from the stack I read and listed a month ago here: Four Women in a Hot Tub — Kathlene Postma [Rattle] Who could say no.
  72. Odds And Ends — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “Odds and ends, odds and ends / Lost time is not found again”
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