Category Archives: Poetry

For Leta: 8

“A Letter from the End of Days (Come In. Clean the House. We Have Died.)” by Malachi Black, at Poetry Daily.

… there is nothing else

to help you. There is no one here
at all.

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For Leta: 7

Dara Weir’s “in the still of the night” at Poetry Daily.

no crickets, no crickets singing

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For Leta: 6

“Lisburn Road,” by Michael Hofmann.

A trunk holding a suitcase holding a holdall,
The travel equivalent of the turducken…

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Dark slope

“The Bear,” by Amit Majmudar.

A word peeked sometimes from the cave mouth
only to shuffle back,

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Hooked me with the first simile

“The White-Breasted Nuthatch,” by John Foy.

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Abecedarian lipogram

Adam Bertocci reworks “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

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Rude good wood rued

I like poetry that rhymes and doesn’t rhyme, like today’s offering, Rebecca Foust’s “Dream of the Rood.”

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Perfectly peachy poem

Rita Dove’s “Ode to My Right Knee,” verse with a slightly concealed structural constraint.

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the caesura of the seventh inning stretch

“The Poets at the Ball Game,” by Reginald Harris.

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Gone

Wednesday’s poem at Poetry Daily is a killer, “Things That Have Changed Since You Died:”, by Laura Kasischke.

…We

send each other mail without stamps.

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Six sides

Awesome Christmas-themed sestina (sestina, that Rubik’s cube of poetic forms) by Marcy Campbell.

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the bareknuckle sun

“Three Lauds,” by Kimberly Johnson, at Poetry Daily.

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Fold

Via wood s lot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Proofreader,” by Donna Levine Gershon.

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Sodiate

Crisp poetic offering by Todd Boss at Poetry Daily.

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the radio/is off

At Via Negativa, Dave Bonta offers “This poem has nothing to do with 9/11.”

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