Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|March 25, 2016||Endangered Species||Dan Beachy-Quick|
|March 24, 2016||Meditation for the Silence of Morning||Adam Clay|
|March 23, 2016||For Sale||Margo Taft Stever|
|March 22, 2016||Chaïm Soutine: The Errant Road, 1939||Cole Swensen|
|March 21, 2016||Serious Moonlight||Camille Guthrie|
|March 20, 2016||In This Age of Hard Trying, Nonchalance Is Good and||Marianne Moore|
|March 19, 2016||The Florist Wears Knee-Breeches||Wallace Stevens|
|March 18, 2016||Colorado||Carl Adamshick|
|March 17, 2016||Opportunity Costs||Barbara Ras|
|March 16, 2016||Cross Heart||David Biespiel|