Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
What if to taste and see, to notice things,
to stand each is up against emptiness
for a moment or an eternity—
images collected in consciousness
like a tree alone on the horizon—
is the main reason we’re on the planet.
The food’s here of the first crow to arrive,
numbers two and three at a safe distance,
then approaching the hand-created taste
of leftover coconut macaroons.
The instant sparks in the earth’s awareness.
|May 23, 2014||Idaho||Matthew Zapruder|
|August 01, 2011||Poem for Jack Spicer||Matthew Zapruder|
|April 17, 2015||Birds of Texas||Matthew Zapruder|
|March 27, 2012||Poem for Japan||Matthew Zapruder|
|April 24, 2008||Balance||Adam Zagajewski|
|April 11, 2011||Scarecrow on Fire||Dean Young|
|January 10, 2012||The Vista||C. Dale Young|
|April 20, 2007||For the Confederate Dead||Kevin Young|
|May 06, 2011||Blood||C. Dale Young|
|November 28, 2014||Do What Now||Mike Young|