Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year.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.
|February 17, 2014||Why is Quiet "Kept"?||Paul Hoover|
|February 06, 2015||Why I Am Obsessed with Horses||Michael McGriff|
|June 25, 2013||Why I Am Not a Buddhist||Charles Bernstein|
|September 21, 2011||Why I Am Afraid of Turning the Page||Cate Marvin|
|August 18, 2016||Why Eat Why Kill||Abraham Smith|
|September 28, 2011||Whose Story of Us We Is Told Is Us||Shane McCrae|
|April 11, 2013||Whom You Love||Joseph O. Legaspi|
|March 03, 2012||Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand||Walt Whitman|
|March 17, 2011||Who goes with Fergus?||W. B. Yeats|
|January 22, 2015||Whiteacre||Monica Youn|