This Place Rumord to Have Been Sodom by Robert Duncan : The Poetry Foundation

This Place Rumord to Have Been Sodom by Robert Duncan : The Poetry Foundation

Reading an Anthology of Chinese Poems of the Sung Dynasty, I Pause To Admire the Length and Clarity of Their Titles - Billy Collins

Reading an Anthology of Chinese Poems of the Sung Dynasty, I Pause To Admire the Length and Clarity of Their Titles - Billy Collins

December 2014: "I darned it out of myths" / The Poetry Magazine Podcast : The Poetry Foundation

December 2014: "I darned it out of myths" / The Poetry Magazine Podcast : The Poetry Foundation

This is the beginning.  Almost anything can happen.  This is where you find  the creation of light, a fish wriggling onto land,  the first word of Paradise Lost on an empty page.  Think of an egg, the letter A,  a woman ironing on a bare stage  as the heavy curtain rises.

This is the beginning. Almost anything can happen. This is where you find the creation of light, a fish wriggling onto land, the first word of Paradise Lost on an empty page. Think of an egg, the letter A, a woman ironing on a bare stage as the heavy curtain rises.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley | Poetry Foundation

Invictus by William Ernest Henley | Poetry Foundation

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E. E. Cummings : The Poetry Foundation  This poem was read by Cameron Diaz in the movie "In Her Shoes"  One of my favorite love poems.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E. E. Cummings : The Poetry Foundation This poem was read by Cameron Diaz in the movie "In Her Shoes" One of my favorite love poems.

Good Bones by Maggie Smith | Poetry Foundation

Good Bones by Maggie Smith | Poetry Foundation

"My mother laughs  At the angels who wait for us to pause During the most ordinary of days  And sing our praise to forgetfulness Before they slap our souls with their cold wings."  -Sherman Alexie, from "Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World"

"My mother laughs At the angels who wait for us to pause During the most ordinary of days And sing our praise to forgetfulness Before they slap our souls with their cold wings." -Sherman Alexie, from "Grief Calls Us to the Things of This World"

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen :  shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen : shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare

He was a big man, says the size of his shoes / on a pile of broken dishes by the house; / a tall man too, says the length of the bed / in an upstairs room; and a good, God-fearing man,

He was a big man, says the size of his shoes / on a pile of broken dishes by the house; / a tall man too, says the length of the bed / in an upstairs room; and a good, God-fearing man,

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