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Today’s poem: “Corpse Flower, Luna Moth”  by Daniel Tobin. 
     ”The deep wine
of it risen tall above
           the buried
     corm,
     its ornamental
spathe furrowed thought-
           fully, to human
      warmth.

Today’s poem: “Corpse Flower, Luna Moth”  by Daniel Tobin. 

     ”The deep wine

of it risen tall above

           the buried

    corm,

     its ornamental

spathe furrowed thought-

           fully, to human

    warmth.

Today’s poem: “A Tyrant Seeks Conclusion in the Known Self” by Emily Kendal Frey."In California we went to the dive bar and I lost my walletI remember falling into itAnd maybe kissing against someone’s garageI fell on city sidewalksIn California and other places”

Today’s poem: “A Tyrant Seeks Conclusion in the Known Self” by Emily Kendal Frey.

"In California we went to the dive bar and I lost my wallet

I remember falling into it

And maybe kissing against someone’s garage

I fell on city sidewalks

In California and other places”

Today’s poem: “Poem for You” by David Shapiro.

"I am jealous of the sand
beneath youaround youwhat you see”

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Today’s poem: “Poem for You” by David Shapiro.

"I am jealous of the sand

beneath you
around you
what you see”

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Take this opportunity to spread poetry during the holidays.

Looking for more gifts? Order by Monday, and we’ll send your order by Tuesday, just in time for Christmas. Every purchase from our store supports the Academy of American Poets’ programs. 

Take this opportunity to spread poetry during the holidays.

Today’s poem: “Happy first anniversary (in anticipation of your thirty ninth)” by Bob Hicok.

"I don’t have much time. I’m an important personto chickadees and mourning doves, whose feederwas smashed last night by a raccoon.Soon I’ll be wielding duct tape, noticing the dew,wanting to bathe in it…”


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Today’s poem: “Happy first anniversary (in anticipation of your thirty ninth)” by Bob Hicok.

"I don’t have much time. I’m an important person
to chickadees and mourning doves, whose feeder
was smashed last night by a raccoon.
Soon I’ll be wielding duct tape, noticing the dew,
wanting to bathe in it…”

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Today’s poem: “Beasts” by Carmen Giménez Smith. 

"My siblings and I archive the blanks in my mother’s memory, / diagnose her in text messages."

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Today’s poem: “Beasts” by Carmen Giménez Smith. 

"My siblings and I archive the blanks in my mother’s memory, / diagnose her in text messages."

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In case you haven’t seen Carolyn Forché’s amazing Blaney Lecture, delivered at the 2013 Poets Forum. 

Today’s poem: “They Call This” by C. K. Williams "she in a gleaming helmet, he in a replica of it, smaller, butthe same color and just as shiny.”Subscribe to Poem-A-Day and get a new, unpublished poem delivered to your inbox five days a week.

Today’s poem: “They Call This” by C. K. Williams 


"she in a gleaming helmet, he in a replica of it, smaller, but

the same color and just as shiny.”


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Today’s poem: “Headaches” by Marilyn Hacker.
"Wine again. The downside of any evening’sbright exchanges, scribbled with retribution :stark awake, a tic throbs in the left temple’ssite of bombardment.”

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Today’s poem: “Headaches” by Marilyn Hacker.

"Wine again. The downside of any evening’s
bright exchanges, scribbled with retribution :
stark awake, a tic throbs in the left temple’s
site of bombardment.”


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