We close National Poetry Month with a final poem of the day, “Bee Prophecy” by Jay Udall.
Read Dorothea Grossman’s six line poem “I have to tell you” for today’s daily dose of poetry.
Today’s poem of the day is by Alexander Long:
Until you taste what failure is, you will
Never sing that pain style requires.
One dark morning earlier in this life,
I felt two hooded men approaching me
In an alley. One, or both, roundhoused me
Continue reading “Style in Slow Motion” at AGNI Online.
Today’s poem of the day is: Penelope Says, translated by Karen Van Dyck
Today’s poetry by Matthew Zapruder appears in the most recent issue of Tin House: “This Little Game.”
Jim Clark creates poetry animations of famous (and deceased) poets reading their work. These virtual movies include poets as far ranging as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, and Walt Whitman. To see the awesomeness for yourself, visit Jim Clark’s YouTube page.
For a treat today, we present you with treat: John Keats reading “Bright Star.”
All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2009
Nancy Pearl has a lovely piece for NPR on the importance of character and voice in poetry, accompanied by poetry recommendations for National Poetry Month.
Today’s collection of poems on vampires would make Stephanie Meyer proud.
From a recently published issue of Buzzard Picnic, Hesitation Waltz by Ivan Young.
Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins. We post this poem is in honor of the folks out there who have taken an intro creative writing or poetry writing course.
They asked the young taxi driver questions
he could not answer, and they beat his legs
until he could no longer kneel on their command.
They chained him by the wrists to the ceiling.
They may have admired the human form then…
–from Bagram, Afghanistan, 2002
by Marvin Bell
Today’s poem is by a favorite poet of this editor: Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!] by Frank O’Hara.
April is poetry, poetry, poetry. Even if you’re not a poet (but especially if you are!) join National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and pledge to write a poem a day during April. Hopefully, all your hard work will result in some excellent poems you can submit to this.
Need an idea to get you going? Check our past Write Away posts to jog those juices!
Visit the official NaPoWriMo website for further details.
Today’s poem of the day, courtesy of the public domain:
When You are Old
by W. B. Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.