April 14th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Abruptly All the Palm Trees by William Jay Smith Abruptly all the palm trees rose like parasols, and sunlight danced, and green to greenness gave. Birds flew forth and cast like waterfalls shadow upon shade. Where the crab with its linoleum colors crawls, and coral combs the crystal-caverned sea, we stood, our blood as brightContinue reading “April 14th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 13th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Winter Solstice by Hilda Morley A cold night crossesour path                  The world appearsvery large, veryround now       extendingfar as the moon does                                        It is fromthe moon this cold travels                                        It isthe light of the moon that causesthis night reflecting distance in its ownlight so coldly                                          (from one side ofthe earth to the other)                                        It is theContinue reading “April 13th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

What I’ve Been Reading – 4/12/2021

The Great Depression led to many of the hobbies we enjoy now. The pandemic created a whole host of new ones | CNN A Chinese ‘Auntie’ Went on a Solo Road Trip. Now, She’s a Feminist Icon. | The New York Times ‘How Do You Get Spaghetti Stains Out of Underwear?’: An Ode to YahooContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 4/12/2021”

April 12th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.IContinue reading “April 12th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 11th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Everything Good between Men and Women by C.D. Wright has been written in mud and butterand barbecue sauce. The walls andthe floors used to be gorgeous.The socks off-white and a near match.The quince with fire blightbut we get two pints of jellyin the end. Long walks strengthenthe back. You with a fever blisterand myself withContinue reading “April 11th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 9th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Poem 133: The Summer Day by Mary Oliver Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back andContinue reading “April 9th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 7th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Calendar Days by Jake Adam York One day you wake and they’re there, flecks of mud weed-eaters throw against the window, moths in their dark migrations, salmon that taste like dust. All month long, they fall from the laundry, dead receipts for burritos, coffees, books. They’ve lotused toilet water, drinks left out from the nightContinue reading “April 7th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”