Dailies 2/11/18


 Stevie Howell – As a Child

I knew you as a child. We were closer in age, in that place. Yr parents
had just the right amount of money
& a space for you, & always left a light on. Mine did, too.

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 Laura Neuman – [I will misunderstand for a long time]

I will misunderstand for a long time
“the costumes make me really mad”
“pissed off about not doing the practice”
a pushing, a pushing away from

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Daily Quote:

“I’m always talking about how the poems I am most obsessed with are like people: complex and unknowable and with a huge capacity for many different emotions.”

-Ada Limon 


William Stanley Braithwaite – Rhapsody

I am glad daylong for the gift of song,
     For time and change and sorrow;
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Poetry Diary: I’ve always hated


Bill Christophersen

The cold grows colder, even as the days
grow longer, February’s mercury vapor light
buffing but not defrosting the bone-white
ground, crusty and treacherous underfoot.

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