Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|July 18, 2015||Song for Lonely Roads||Sherwood Anderson|
|July 17, 2015||The Sun in Bemidji, Minnesota||Sean Hill|
|July 16, 2015||Mozart Songbook||Joan Larkin|
|July 15, 2015||Stammering translated sonnet in which the poet sends the rains of Havana to her love in New York||Suzanne Gardinier|
|July 14, 2015||Poem for Beachheads & Briars||Michael Robins|
|July 13, 2015||Ever||Meghan O'Rourke|
|July 12, 2015||Of Love: A Sonnet||Robert Herrick|
|July 11, 2015||The Thaw||Henry David Thoreau|
|July 10, 2015||Living Room||David Yezzi|
|July 09, 2015||Touching the Floor||Max Ritvo|