Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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, 2011||For Aaron Sheon||Judith Vollmer|
|October 06, 2011||White Stork||Michael Waters|
|October 05, 2011||Prayer for My Unborn Niece or Nephew||Ross Gay|
|October 04, 2011||The Changing Coat||Anne Marie Macari|
|October 03, 2011||Magnolia||Gerald Stern|
|October 02, 2011||Feed Me, Also, River God||Marianne Moore|
|October 01, 2011||Wall Street at Night||Lola Ridge|
|September 30, 2011||Human Atlas||Marianne Boruch|
|September 29, 2011||Parole Hearing||Idra Novey|
|September 28, 2011||Whose Story of Us We Is Told Is Us||Shane McCrae|