Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
It is the people who remember,
but when the people are gone
we won’t have anyone to remember.
People go to a lot of trouble
to make things memorable.
I would like to make things enjoyable
by watching everyone,
and wondering what is going on.
Today I am as full of this day
as the air in this apartment
is full of particulate matter that sparkles off
the highway. A sliver of the moon
is still visible at midday.
Reading the news is unbearable,
but necessary. All exits are final
and all that.
|September 08, 2011||I'd Like a Little Flashlight||Rachel Zucker|
|September 07, 2011||The Patient||Gillian Conoley|
|September 06, 2011||Toothpaste Kids Sunburn||Jordan Davis|
|September 05, 2011||Work Without Hope||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|September 04, 2011||Evening Song||Sherwood Anderson|
|September 03, 2011||Discordants [Dead Cleopatra lies in a crystal casket]||Conrad Aiken|
|September 02, 2011||in the decision of a beginning ||Rusty Morrison|
|September 01, 2011||[Untitled]||J. Michael Martinez|
|August 31, 2011||Air Envelope||Catherine Wagner|
|August 30, 2011||The Hills, 5||Kate Durbin|