Poetry Per Diem: Eavan Boland’s A Ballad of Home

Poetry Per Diem: Eavan Boland’s A Ballad of Home

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Eavan Boland’s book of poems titled New Collected Poems.   A Ballad of Home   How we kissed in our half built-house! It was slightly...
Poetry Per Diem: Robert Bly’s A Box Turtle

Poetry Per Diem: Robert Bly’s A Box Turtle

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Robert Bly’s book of poems titled What Have I Ever Lost By Dying?     A Box Turtle      The orange stripes on his head shootforward into the...
Poetry Per Diem: Seamus Heaney’s Postscript

Poetry Per Diem: Seamus Heaney’s Postscript

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Seamus Heaney’s book of poems titled The Spirit Level.   Postscript And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare,...
Poetry Per Diem: W. H. Auden’s The More Loving One

Poetry Per Diem: W. H. Auden’s The More Loving One

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from W. H. Auden’s Collected Poems.     The More Loving One     Looking up at the stars, I know quite well That, for all they care, I can go to...
Poetry Per Diem: Nikki Giovanni’s Everything But the Water

Poetry Per Diem: Nikki Giovanni’s Everything But the Water

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Nikki Giovanni’s book of poems titled Make Me Rain.   Everything But the Water   my red plaidish swimsuit blue sandals suntan lotion to keep...
Poetry Per Diem: Langston Hughes’ My People

Poetry Per Diem: Langston Hughes’ My People

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Langston Hughes’ book of poems titled Vintage Hughes.   My People     The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people.   The stars are...
Poetry Per Diem: Susan Hahn’s Bird Trick IV

Poetry Per Diem: Susan Hahn’s Bird Trick IV

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Susan Hahn’s book of poems titled The Scarlet Ibis.     bird trick iv It’s all about disappearance. About a bird in a cage with a mirror, a...
Poetry Per Diem: Maya Angelou’s Wonder

Poetry Per Diem: Maya Angelou’s Wonder

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us and enjoy a Poetry Per Diem each day for the month of April! Today’s poem is from Maya Angelou’s book of poems titled The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. Wonder A day drunk with the nectar of slowness weaves its...