Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|October 07, 2012||Smell||William Carlos Williams|
|April 10, 2016||Pastoral||William Carlos Williams|
|January 29, 2012||Complaint||William Carlos Williams|
|September 25, 2010||Queen-Anne's-Lace||William Carlos Williams|
|May 12, 2009||deer & salt block||Joshua Marie Wilkinson|
|January 07, 2015||Fox||Caki Wilkinson|
|December 06, 2010||from The Dogs||Joshua Marie Wilkinson|
|March 18, 2012||Magdalen Walks||Oscar Wilde|
|October 25, 2014||An Autumn Reverie||Ella Wheeler Wilcox|
|August 10, 2014||American Boys, Hello!||Ella Wheeler Wilcox|