A
A Primer of the Daily Round
by Howard Nemerov (view) (.pdf) (creativity)
A peels and apple while B kneels to God...
B
Bananna Man, The Song of the
by Evan Jones (view) (.pdf)
Touris, white man, wipin his face / Met me in Golden Grove marketplace...
C
Considering the Snail by Thom Gunn (view) (.pdf)
The snail pushes through a green night, for the grass is heavy...
D
Dilemma by David Budbill (view) (.pdf)
I want to be famous so I can be humble about being famous...
E
Ex-basketball player by John Updike (view) (.pdf)
Pearl Avenue runs past the high-school lot / Bends with the trolley tracks, and stops, cut off...
F
The Farewell by Edward Field (view) (.pdf)
The say the ice will hold so there I go...
G
Graditude to Old Teachers by Robert Bly (view) (.pdf)
When we stride or stroll across the frozen lake, / We place our feet where...
H
The Hand by Mary Ruefle (view) (.pdf)
The teacher asks a question. You know the answer, you suspect...
I
If There Is A by Laura Fargas (view) (.pdf)
If there is a God, he has a lot to answer for. Crocuses, purple cups that bloom...
J
from Job, ch. 38-39 NIV (view) (.pdf)
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: Who is this that obscures my plans...
K
No Good Poems Start with "K" by Anonymous
No good poems start with K / or J or Z or N for that matter...
L
l(a by e.e. cummings (view) (.pdf)
l (a leaf falls) oneliness
M
Miracle by Seamus Heaney (view) (.pdf)
Not the one who takes up his bed and walks / But the ones who have known him all along
N
Naming the Animals by Anthony Hecht (view) (.pdf)
Having commanded Adam to bestow / Names upon all the creatures, God withdrew...
O
The Ocean Chart by Lewis Carroll (view) (.pdf)
He had bought a large map representing the sea / Without the least vestige of land...
P
Poem to be Read at 3 A.M. by Donald Justice (view) (.pdf)
Excepting the diner on the outskirts the town of Ladora at 3 A.M. was dark...
Q
Quietness by Rumi (view) (.pdf)
Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side...
R
Redemption Song by Bob Marley (view) (.pdf)
Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships...
S
Six Years Old and Small by Anonymous (view) (.pdf)
I often wonder why oh why all grown-ups say to me, "When you are old...
T
Things To Do in the Belly of the Whale by Dan Albergotti (view) (.pdf)
Measure the walls. / Count the ribs. / Notch the long days...

Twenty Questions by Maura Stanton (view) (.pdf)
Who wrote Heart of Darkness? And what's the name of Dale Evan's horse?...
U
Unauthorized Biography of Christopher Sholes by Betsy Wheeler (view) (.pdf)
The inventor of the typewriter was not by trade an inventor...
V
Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams by Kenneth Koch (view) (.pdf)
I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer...
W
The Waking by Theodore Roethke (view) (.pdf)
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow...
X
Poem XX from Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda (view) (.pdf)
Tonight I can write the saddest lines...
Y
You Fit Into Me by Margaret Atwood (view) (.pdf)
You fit into me / like a hook into an eye...
Z
Zazen on Ching-t'ing Mountain by Li Po (view) (.pdf)
All the birds have flown up and gone; a lonely cloud floats leisurely by...



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