Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|February 14, 2016||Love in a Life||Robert Browning|
|February 13, 2016||The Mystery||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|February 12, 2016||The Poem||Alice Notley|
|February 11, 2016||Evolution||Linda Bierds|
|February 10, 2016||Downstairs in Dreams||Chase Twichell|
|February 09, 2016||Epistemology of Laundry||F. Douglas Brown|
|February 08, 2016||I’m Learning Nothing This Night||Reginald Dwayne Betts|
|February 07, 2016||To S. M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works||Phillis Wheatley|
|February 06, 2016||Shut Not Your Doors to Me Proud Libraries||Walt Whitman|
|February 05, 2016||Anthem||Melissa Stein|