Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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 350,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication by King Features.
I was afraid the past would catch up with me,
would find this new house too like the scarred
old childhood home. But it hasn’t yet. A tree
casts soft and gentle shade over our green yard.
I feel forgiven all the sins I didn’t commit
for long minutes at a time. What were they?
I can’t now think of anything wrong with me—I fit
in these rooms, can mostly agree to each day.
For long minutes I don’t even blame my mother
for dying, my father for spending years in bed.
My little traumas are just souvenirs of other
lives, of places I might have once visited.
I’m mostly a father here, a husband, barely a son.
The big sun rises early here, as I do, with everyone.
|June 21, 2016||A Fold of Sun||Magdalena Zurawski|
|May 28, 2014||real poem (personal statement)||Rachel Zucker|
|July 20, 2010||After Baby After Baby||Rachel Zucker|
|September 08, 2011||I'd Like a Little Flashlight||Rachel Zucker|
|May 09, 2014||Let’s Get Out of Here||Corey Zeller|
|April 22, 2009||Where Man Is in His Whole||Hannah Zeavin|
|November 09, 2010||Zerogarden||Andrew Zawacki|
|January 13, 2016||Blue Vase||Cynthia Zarin|
|May 31, 2011||Birch||Cynthia Zarin|
|August 26, 2016||Poem for Vows||Matthew Zapruder|