Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
Another year is coming to an end
but my old t-shirts will not be back—
the pea-green one from Trinity College,
gunked with streaks of lawnmower grease,
the one with orange bat wings
from Diamond Cavern, Kentucky,
without a trace.
After a two-day storm I wander the beach
admiring the ocean’s lack of attachment.
I huddle beneath a seashell,
lonely as an exile.
My sadness is the sadness of water fountains.
My sadness is as ordinary as these gulls
importuning for Cheetos or scraps
of peanut butter sandwiches.
Feed them a single crust
and they will never leave you alone.
|April 18, 2013||Longing to Commodious||Rob Halpern|
|October 16, 2014||A Home in the Country||James Allen Hall|
|May 27, 2012||Two Sewing||Hazel Hall|
|June 14, 2014||Habit||Hazel Hall|
|April 13, 2011||The Things||Donald Hall|
|November 05, 2015||Out from the Patches of Briars and Blackberries||James Allen Hall|
|March 15, 2016||Utopia: Love as Last Day||Joe Hall|
|June 19, 2013||Pittsburgh||James Allen Hall|
|August 17, 2014||Hours||Hazel Hall|
|November 28, 2015||Heavy Threads||Hazel Hall|