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Today’s poem: Diane Seuss’s “Toad.”"The grief, when I finally contacted itdecades later, was black, tarry, hot,like the yarrow-edged side roadswe walked barefoot in the summer.” Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Today’s poem: Diane Seuss’s “Toad.”

"The grief, when I finally contacted it
decades later, was black, tarry, hot,
like the yarrow-edged side roads
we walked barefoot in the summer.” 

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Today’s poem: John Gallaher’s “In a Landscape IV”

"Now the scene changes, we say, and the next few years
are quiet.” 

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Today’s poem: John Gallaher’s “In a Landscape IV”

"Now the scene changes, we say, and the next few years

are quiet.” 

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17 days until the deadline. www.poets.org/whitman

17 days until the deadline. www.poets.org/whitman

Today’s poem: Jillian Weise’s “Evangelize Your Love.”"On the web there are no days and no seasons and no oil changesfor the Subaru.”Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Today’s poem: Jillian Weise’s “Evangelize Your Love.”

"On the web there are no days 
and no seasons and no oil changes
for the Subaru.”

Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Here’s a wonderful portrait of Monday night’s Seamus Heaney tribute reading. We were so happy to work with our friends at the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, the92nd Street Y, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux to offer this event.

Here’s a wonderful portrait of Monday night’s Seamus Heaney tribute reading. We were so happy to work with our friends at the Poetry Society of AmericaPoets House, the92nd Street Y, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux to offer this event.

Today’s Poem: Tom Sleigh’s “The Parallel Cathedral.”"The cathedral being builtaround our split level house was so airy, it stretchedso high it was like a cloud of graniteand marble light the house rose up inside.”Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Today’s Poem: Tom Sleigh’s “The Parallel Cathedral.”

"The cathedral being built
around our split level house was so airy, it stretched
so high it was like a cloud of granite
and marble light the house rose up inside.”

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Today’s poem: Roger Reeves’s “Black Laws.”"Fuss, fight, and cutting the huckley-buck—Dear Malindy, / Underground, must I always return to the country of the dead,"Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Today’s poem: Roger Reeves’s “Black Laws.”

"Fuss, fight, and cutting the huckley-buck—Dear Malindy, / Underground, must I always return to the country of the dead,"

Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.