Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
Tiger beetles, crickets, velvet ants, all
know the useful friction of part on part,
how rub of wing to leg, plectrum to file,
marks territories, summons mates. How
a lip rasped over finely tined ridges can
play sweet as a needle on vinyl. But
sometimes a lone body is insufficient.
So the sapsucker drums chimney flashing
for our amped-up morning reveille. Or,
later, home again, the wind’s papery
come hither through the locust leaves. The roof
arcing its tin back to meet the rain.
The bed’s soft creak as I roll to my side.
What sounds will your body make against mine?
|May 29, 2015||Spark of the Sky Stag’s Great Heart||Sarah Messer|
|May 28, 2015||Want||Katrina Roberts|
|May 27, 2015||Vestiges||A. Van Jordan|
|May 26, 2015||Farrow||Kimberly Johnson|
|May 25, 2015||Self-Portrait with Sylvia Plath’s Braid||Diane Seuss|
|May 24, 2015||Shades||D. H. Lawrence|
|May 23, 2015||Sunrise||Lizette Woodworth Reese|
|May 22, 2015||Prayer||Philip Metres|
|May 21, 2015||Doors opening, closing on us||Marge Piercy|
|May 20, 2015||Elegy with Apples, Pomegranates, Bees, Butterflies, Thorn Bushes, Oak, Pine, Warblers, Crows, Ants, and Worms||Hayan Charara|