Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
The Desolate Field
Vast and gray, the sky
is a simulacrum
to all but him whose days
are vast and gray, and—
In the tall, dried grasses
a goat stirs
with nozzle searching the ground.
—my head is in the air
but who am I…?
And amazed my heart leaps
at the thought of love
vast and gray
yearning silently over me.
|August 25, 2015||Abeyance||Rebecca Foust|
|August 24, 2015||Not Nothing||Kimiko Hahn|
|August 23, 2015||Discovery||Florence Ripley Mastin|
|August 22, 2015||August||Lizette Woodworth Reese|
|August 21, 2015||Daughter||Jon Pineda|
|August 20, 2015||Mercy Beach||Kamilah Aisha Moon|
|August 19, 2015||As If I Am Someone Else||Douglas Piccinnini|
|August 18, 2015||You Make the Culture||Amy King|
|August 17, 2015||In Defense of Melancholy||Pablo Medina|
|August 16, 2015||The Sea of Glass||Ezra Pound|