All posts tagged: anthology

One Today, Richard Blanco: Inauguration poem


One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies. One light, waking up rooftops, under each one, a story told by our silent gestures moving behind windows. My face, your face, millions of faces in morning’s mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day: pencil-yellow school buses, the […]

What’s up for today

Poetry, Literature, and Writing

Well, not me, yet. But I like to keep tabs on what’s popular here, at least as far as poetry goes. This past week, it’s been the usual: Jacques PrĂ©vert’s Le Cheval Rouge (with handy translation by yours truly) and coming in at a distant second, we have Siegfried Sassoon’s The Death Bed. The latter has declined ever so slightly with time, but remains popular due to its last stanza having been recited by Judd […]

Have Me


Have me in the blue and the sun. Have me on the open sea and the mountains. When I go into the grass of the sea floor, I will go alone. This is where I came from—the chlorine and the salt are blood and bones. It is here the nostrils rush the air to the lungs. It is here oxygen clamors to be let in. And here in the root grass of the sea floor […]

Home was waiting


Home was waiting for me when I got back here. I missed this place, but now I miss Boulder just as much. Peter forgot to tell us that the refrigerator broke down, “oh, some time last week.” At least I have a task for tomorrow. I just wish the refrigerator’s inside didn’t smell like a dead squirrel. No, there was no dead squirrel in there; I looked. Back now to deciding which to read first, […]

Words of One Syllable Dept. — Cindyisms

Words of One Syllable Dept.

I’m starting to think that maybe I should have a separate “Moonbat” category. Here’s some starters for it… Cindyisms: If you have been falling behind on your Cindyisms, those gaffes and bon mots coming from the facial orifice of Cindy “I am More Important than the Hurricane” Sheehan, fear not: A whole collection is now available here, collected by our friends over at Free Rupublic. You really need to read the whole anthology, but here […]

Poetry Hit Parade

ephemera 2004

I keep a sort of personal anthology of poetry by other people, right here on the blog. It’s under “anthology” in the categories over there on the left, surprisingly enough. I get lots of hits on those things from school and university sites. I wonder if there are similar courses out there among the lot of schools, because there are clear favorites. Number one on the hit parade lately seems to be Gary Snyder’s Above […]

end of days (of the year)

ephemera 2003

The last posting day of the year! Better hurry and get those words in fast! No lingering over the pretty day outside, with the fresh frost on the grass. Get to work! Write them poems! Copy and paste them anthology pages! Drink that tea! And no, if you’d asked me when I graduated from high school to imagine myself at this age, it wouldn’t have been very near to the actuality of it at all…