One poem each day.

Ordered by the day on which we read the poem. Because alphabets vary- as do words, as does meaning, as does the relativity of solid concepts like “left” and “right”. But one thing is certain- each day requires its own poem to be savored, ponderized, and sifted.

  1. Misgivings (William Matthews)
  2. As once the winged energy of delight (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  3. The Grapevine (John Ashberry)
  4. Good Timber (Douglas Malloch)
  5. Invitation (Ridgely Torrence)
  6. A Little Tooth (Thomas Lux)
  7. Autumn Song (Hilda Conkling)
  8. Colors (Shel Silverstein)
  9. The Country of Marriage (Wendell Berry)
  10. Birches (Robert Frost)
  11. Love Poem With Toast (Miller Williams)
  12. The Watchers (Helen Blackshear)
  13. CLV (Vasile Voiculescu)
  14. Love Story (Illeana Malancioiu)
  15. Love Poem (John Frederick Nims)
  16. Sonnet LXIX (Pablo Neruda)
  17. The White Queen’s Song (Lewis Carroll)
  18. A Prayer for the 21st Century (John Marsden)
  19. Riddle (Daryl Hine)
  20. Peasant Love Songs (George Cosbuc)
  21. To David, About His Education (Howard Nemerov)
  22. Now (Wendell Berry)
  23. The Bonding (Helen Blackshear)
  24. Your Telephone Call (Adam Zagajewski)
  25. A Few Things in Themselves (John Finlay)
  26. All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (Richard Brautigan)
  27. Ode to My Swing (Maxwell Emerson Coryell)
  28. For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratio (W.H. Auden)
  29. Astrometaphysical (Robert Frost)
  30. The Peace of Wild Things (Wendell Berry)
  31. The Lanyard (Billy Collins)
  32. Watching the Birdwatcher (Richard Schiffman)
  33. Maternal Counsel (J. G. Francis)
  34. Like A Vocation (W. H. Auden)
  35. Leap Before You Look (W. H. Auden)
  36. Epilogue (Robert Lowell)
  37. Bluebonnets (Gail Mazur)
  38. Winter Mask (Allen Tate)
  39. Extinguish Thou My Eyes (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  40. Brancusi (Jiri Kolar)
  41. Wave/Rock (Ian Hamilton Finlay)
  42. Wild Crab (Mary Ellen Solt)
  43. Manifesto (Paul de Vree)
  44. Estrangement (Vaclav Havel)
  45. Zero Hour (Dean Young)
  46. Foxtrot From A Play (W. H. Auden)
  47. Mama (Nicolae Labis)
  48. The Fog Town School of Thought (Maurice Manning)
  49. Reasons to Be Happy (Tony Hoagland)
  50. Dear Suburb (David Roderick)
  51. Funny (Anna Kamienska)
  52. I Married You (Linda Pastan)
  53. Introduction to Poetry (Billy Collins)
  54. Little Words (Dorothy Parker)
  55. Things That Might Have Been (Jorge Luis Borges)
  56. To the One Who is Reading Me (Jorge Luis Borges)
  57. A Poem of Friendship (Nikki Giovanni)
  58. Borges and I (Jorge Luis Borges)
  59. Litany (Billy Collins)
  60. House Hunting (John. N. Morris)
  61. They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Gail Mazur)
  62. Extinguish Thou My Eyes (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  63. Meeting the Light Completely (Jane Hirshfield)
  64. Delight In Disorder (Robert Herrick)
  65. Imagine (Jack Gilbert)
  66. A man puts his hand to his heart (Arthur Gregor)
  67. Translations (Adrienne Rich)
  68. Starting With Little Things (William Stafford)
  69. Coffin Tree (Adam Fell)
  70. Dear Corporation (Adam Fell)
  71. Glossolalia excerpt (Andrei Bely)
  72. Celebrate Something (Emily Wheeler)
  73. Paraphrase (Janos Pilinszky)
  74. Earthworms (Katrina Vandenberg)
  75. To You (Kenneth Koch)
  76. Ballade of a Talked-Off Ear (Dorothy Parker)
  77. If only it would be enough (Arthur Gregor)
  78. Keeping A Journal (William Stafford)
  79. Austere Finale (Mark Svenvold)
  80. Rondeau Redouble (Dorothy Parker)
  81. Every Day (Ingeborg Bachmann)
  82. Parable for a Certain Virgin (Dorothy Parker)
  83. The skipper’s port of call (Arthur Gregor)
  84. Blank Joy (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  85. This Once, or Once Again (Arthur Gregor)
  86. Memory As A Hearing Aid (Tony Hoagland)
  87. The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position No. 2 (Mary Mackey)
  88. How These Words Happened (William Stafford)
  89. Sweet Disorder (Robert Herrick)
  90. Scars (William Stafford)
  91. The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position No. 3 (Mary Mackey)
  92. Movement Song (Audrey Lorde)
  93. Why I Keep A Diary (William Stafford)
  94. Keeping A Journal (William Stafford)
  95. To Lou Andreas-Salome (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  96. Healing (Wendell Berry)
  97. Wild Geese (Mary Oliver)
  98. The Rain (Robert Creeley)
  99. Sending These Words (William Stafford)
  100. Fear (Raymond Carver)
  101. Again and Again (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  102. Because I Liked You Better (A. E. Housman)
  103. Adultery (James Dickey)
  104. Adultery (Carol Ann Duffy)
  105. Infidelity (Louis Untermeyer)
  106. The Trouble With Reading (William Stafford)
  107. When We Two Parted (Lord Byron)
  108. Sonnets to Orpheus: Number 22 (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  109. Coming Home (Mary Oliver)
  110. A Ritual of Reading to Each Other (William Stafford)
  111. You Reading This, Be Ready (William Stafford)
  112. Possession (Barbara Kingsolver)
  113. Ephemera (W. B. Yeats)
  114. The Peace of Wild Things (Wendell Berry)
  115. The Fascination of What’s Difficult (W. B. Yeats)
  116. You Learn (Jorge Luis Borges)
  117. The Lesson of the Moth (archy)
  118. Who Remains Standing? (Andree Chedid)
  119. Only until this cigarette is ended (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
  120. AHM #2 (John Bennett)
  121. Dream of the Huntress (Robin Robertson)
  122. Obscurity and Selfhood (C. D. Wright)
  123. Foxtrot From A Play (W. H. Auden)
  124. Risk (Anais Nin)
  125. If I should learn, in some quiet casual way (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
  126. Declaration of Love (Carilda Oliver Labra)
  127. Wait (Galway Kinnell)
  128. Cutting Greens (Lucille Clifton)
  129. Waiting (Raymond Carver)
  130. Those Being Eaten By America (Robert Bly)
  131. Taking the Hands (Robert Bly)

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