Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

An Alphabet of Poets- S is for Stafford

Why I Am Happy  Now has come, an easy time. I let it roll. There is a lake somewhere so blue and far nobody owns it. A wind comes by and a willow listens gracefully. I hear all this, every summer. I laugh and cry for every turn of the world, its terribly cold, innocent […]

An Alphabet of Poets – M is for Miller

Without Ceremony   Except ourselves, we have no other prayer; Our needs are sores upon our nakedness. We do not have to name them; we are here. And You who can make eyes can see no less. We fall, not on our knees, but on our hearts, A posture humbler far and more downcast; While […]

An Alphabet of Poets – M is for Mueller

    In Passing How swiftly the strained honey of afternoon light flows into darkness and the closed bud shrugs off its special mystery in order to break into blossom as if what exists, exists so that it can be lost and become precious. Liesel Mueller,  from Alive Together – New and Selected Poems, LSU […]

An Alphabet of Poets – I is for Ignatow (and Bly)

  THREE IN TRANSITION (FOR WCW) I wish I understood the beauty in leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful as we go? I lie in the field still, absorbing the stars and silently throwing off their presence. Silently I breathe and die by turns. He was ripe and fell to the ground from a […]

An Alphabet of Poets – H is for Hikmet

It’s This Way I stand in the advancing light, my hands hungry, the world beautiful. My eyes can’t get enough of the trees – they’re so hopeful, so green. A sunny road runs through the mulberries, I’m at a window of the prison infirmary. I can’t smell the medicines – carnations must be blooming nearby. […]

An Alphabet of Poets – F is for Fairchild

F is for Fairchild To celebrate National Poetry Month I am featuring a new poet for each day of April. I will be at my abecedarian best and go through the alphabet from a to z, with a few letters getting more than one post! What He Said When Candi Baumeister announced to us all […]

An Alphabet of Poets – E is for Eiseley

To celebrate National Poetry Month I am featuring a new poet for each day of April. I will be at my abecedarian best and go through the alphabet from a to z, with a few letters getting more than one post! It Is The Rain That Tells You Strange, strange, how in the end it […]

An Alphabet of Poets – D is for Doubiago

To celebrate National Poetry Month I am featuring a new poet for each day of April. I will be at my abecedarian best and go through the alphabet from a to z, with a few letters getting more than one post! from Outlaw 7. I am the woman alone on the road at night you […]

An Alphabet of Poets – C is for Crawford

To celebrate National Poetry Month I am featuring a new poet for each day of April. I will be at my abecedarian best and go through the alphabet from a to z, with a few letters getting more than one post! The Gift Eisnstein, an inner-directed man, had no trouble explaining why his schnapps didn’t […]

An Alphabet of Poets – B is for Bly

To celebrate National Poetry Month I am featuring a new poet for each day of April. I will be at my abecedarian best and go through the alphabet from a to z, followed by 4 random choices!   The Roof Nail A hundred boats are still looking for shore. There is more in my hopes […]