Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|August 08, 2013||Self-Portrait in a Wire Jacket||Monica Youn|
|May 10, 2010||Ignatz Oasis||Monica Youn|
|December 18, 2012||Letter Already Broadcast into Space||Jake Adam York|
|September 01, 2010||Unjust Praise||Ghirmai Yohannes|
|July 10, 2015||Living Room||David Yezzi|
|November 11, 2014||Petition on Santorini||Stephen Yenser|
|June 20, 2010||A Prayer for my Daughter||W. B. Yeats|
|February 17, 2013||The Moods||W. B. Yeats|
|August 07, 2016||The Cold Heaven||W. B. Yeats|
|October 09, 2010||The Wild Swans at Coole||W. B. Yeats|