Yearly Archives: 2012

An Alphabet of Poets – O is for Oh No

Just a quick check in! First, thank you all who are reading my posts! This has been an exciting challenge.  One that is taking a lot of time out of […]

An Alphabet of Poets – O is for Orr

* When Sappho wrote: “whatever one loves most is beautiful,” she began The  poems of heart’s praise That comprise the Book Of the body of the beloved Which is the […]

An Alphabet of Poets – N is for Nowlen

Weakness Old mare whose eyes are like cracked marbles, drools blood in her mash, shivers in her jute blanket . My father hates weakness worse than hail; in the morning […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Alphabet of Poets – M is for MacEwen

Dark Pines Under Water This land like a mirror turns you inward And you become a forest in a furtive lake; The dark pines of your mind reach downward, You […]

An Alphabet of Poets – L is for Levertov

The Ache of Marriage thigh and tongue, beloved, are heavy with it, it throbs in the teeth We look for communion and are turned away, beloved, each and each It […]

An Alphabet of Poets – K is for Kamienska

A PATH IN THE WOODS I don’t trust the truth of memories because what leaves us departs forever There’s only one current of this sacred river but I still want […]

An Alphabet of Poets – J is for Jarman

An Alphabet of Poets – J is for Jarman from THE WORD “ANSWER” With this prayer I am making up a God On a gray day, prophesying snow. I pray […]

An Alphabet of Poets – I is for Issa

The world of dew is the world of dew. And yet, and yet— 1819 Kobayashi Issa from The Essential Haiku – Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa, The Ecco Press, […]