Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
I was afraid the past would catch up with me,
would find this new house too like the scarred
old childhood home. But it hasn’t yet. A tree
casts soft and gentle shade over our green yard.
I feel forgiven all the sins I didn’t commit
for long minutes at a time. What were they?
I can’t now think of anything wrong with me—I fit
in these rooms, can mostly agree to each day.
For long minutes I don’t even blame my mother
for dying, my father for spending years in bed.
My little traumas are just souvenirs of other
lives, of places I might have once visited.
I’m mostly a father here, a husband, barely a son.
The big sun rises early here, as I do, with everyone.
|October 16, 2014||A Home in the Country||James Allen Hall|
|February 17, 2013||A House Divided||Kyle Dargan|
|January 04, 2014||A January Dandelion||George Marion McClellan|
|August 30, 2015||A Jelly-Fish||Marianne Moore|
|March 06, 2015||A Kiss||David Tomas Martinez|
|September 22, 2010||A Kite for Aibhin||Seamus Heaney|
|July 06, 2014||A lane of Yellow led the eye (1650)||Emily Dickinson|
|March 13, 2014||A Legacy||Prageeta Sharma|
|November 26, 2015||A List of Praises||Anne Porter|
|June 12, 2016||A Man Said to the Universe||Stephen Crane|