Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mary Oliver

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From Contemporary American Poetry (5th Edition).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lisel Mueller


What happened is, we grew lonely
living among the things,
so we gave the clock a face,
the chair a back,
the table four stout legs
which will never suffer fatigue.

We fitted our shoes with tongues
as smooth as our own
and hung tongues inside bells
so we could listen
to their emotional language,

and because we loved graceful profiles
the pitcher received a lip,
the bottle a long, slender neck.

Even what was beyond us
was recast in our image;
we gave the country a heart,
the storm an eye,
the cave a mouth
so we could pass into safety.

From Alive Together.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Donald Hall

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From Without.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brian Andreas

From Hearing Voices.

Richard Brautigan

The Last Surprise

The last surprise is when you come
gradually to realize that nothing
surprises you any more.

From Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork.