Poem: What Is There Beyond Knowing

What Is There Beyond Know­ing –Mary Oliv­er From New and Select­ed Poems: Vol­ume Two What is there beyond know­ing that keeps call­ing to me? I can’t turn in any direc­tion but it’s there. I don’t mean the leaves’ grip and shine or even the…

Poem: Morning on the Island

Morn­ing on the Island –Car­olyn Forché From The Nation 290:15, 19 April 2010 The lights across the water are the wak­ing city. The water shim­mers with imag­i­nary fish. Not far from here lie the bones of conifers washed from the sea and piled…

Poetry: Against Entropy

By John M. Ford The worm dri­ves heli­cal­ly through the wood And does not know the dust left in the bore Once made the table inte­gral and good; And sud­den­ly the crys­tal hits the floor. Elec­trons find their paths in sub­tle ways, A mass­less eddy in…

Half-full, Half-empty?

Today’s NaBloPo­Mo prompt: “Is the glass half-full or half-emp­ty?” It’s half-full, and things are get­ting bet­ter all the time.  Last night as I was sleep­ing I dreamt—marvelous error!— that I had a bee­hive here inside my heart. And the gold­en bees were making…

NaPoWriMo

This is so cool. To hon­or Nation­al Poet­ry Month, there’s Nation­al Poet­ry Writ­ing Month, which is pro­vid­ing dai­ly poet­ry writ­ing prompts for April. I imme­di­ate­ly thought of Hope Evey. Because of this mar­velous thing I’m see­ing a poem a day…

NaBloPoMo April: Poem

This mon­th’s blog­ging theme is “Poem.” Not poet­ry, but “Poem.” It’s in hon­or of Nation­al Poet­ry Month. It’s been a few years since I wrote any poet­ry, so to hon­or the theme I’ll point you to poet­ry I’ve shared elsewhere…

Poetry: The Blue Bowl

The Blue Bowl –Jane Keny­on From Oth­er­wise: New & Select­ed Poems Like prim­i­tives we buried the cat with his bowl. Bare-hand­ed we scraped sand and grav­el back into the hole.                                They fell with a hiss and thud on his side, on his long red fur, the…

Poetry Question

In hon­or of Nation­al Poet­ry Month, the Acad­e­my of Amer­i­can Poets has been send­ing out a poem a day via email to sub­scribers. I’m enjoy­ing them, but one of them just… Have you ever found the form of a poem to…

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