Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|May 04, 2006||Letter to Denise||Hayden Carruth|
|May 05, 2006||Heart||Catherine Bowman|
|May 09, 2006||The Basic Con||Lew Welch|
|May 10, 2006||Navigating in the Dark||Erik Campbell|
|May 11, 2006||Skills||Jonathan Aaron|
|April 01, 2007||An exact comprehension of the composer's intent||Noah Eli Gordon|
|April 02, 2007||Letter Home||Pamela Alexander|
|April 03, 2007||Mottled Tuesday||John Ashbery|
|April 04, 2007||Language||W. S. Merwin|
|April 05, 2007||Heron||Michael Longley|