Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year. On weekdays, poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary by the poets. The series highlights classic poems on weekends. Launched in 2006, Poem-a-Day is now distributed via email, web, and social media to 300,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication by King Features.
from “You Are in Nearly Every Future”
The sounds of summer leave
your lungs mid-autumn.
Gulls rebuild the sky.
It’s more or less a spectacle.
With a gauze of dark circles
under your eyes, you watch
the whole world take a rain check.
The clouds overlap until nightfall
and you twiddle your thumbs
at everyone’s mid-life crisis.
The moon blinks inside
out and no one notices.
You do all the talking.
The city lights acting as your voice.
|January 01, 1995||Oklahoma City: The Aftermath||Ira Sadoff|
|April 21, 2005||War Is Kind [excerpt]||Stephen Crane|
|March 31, 2006||It Was Raining in Delft||Peter Gizzi|
|April 02, 2006||Untitled Poem [Unslide the door]||Joshua Beckman|
|April 03, 2006||Farewell to Yang, Who's Leaving for Kuo-chou||Wang Wei|
|April 04, 2006||One-Word Poem||David R. Slavitt|
|April 05, 2006||What Came to Me||Jane Kenyon|
|April 06, 2006||Sawdust||David Wojahn|
|April 07, 2006||Stone Bird||Pattiann Rogers|
|April 08, 2006||International Incidents||Robert Hershon|