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Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Day 659 October 21 2010

In 5th line on October 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

“But as things are, nothing but grief is left me for those companions.”~~The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation by Homer, translated by Robert Fitzgerald

A wonderful translation of the epic poem.

Day 545 June 29 2010

In 5th line on June 29, 2010 at 6:39 am

Give me my own poems, she said, and I’ll give you back all I have learned (forgetting for the moment she had learned almost nothing) and the poems don’t have to be good  – just my own, the work of an ordinary woman.”~~from the poem “Faust, 1972” by Sharon Olds in the anthology Not A Muse: The Inner Lives of Women, A World Poetry Anthology

Some of the best poems from masters and fresh voices celebrate women.

Day 511 May 26 2010

In 5th line on May 26, 2010 at 6:13 am

“As the dawn was breaking, the Wolf Pack yelled once, twice and again!~~from “Hunting Song of the Seonee Pack” by Rudyard Kipling in A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children by Caroline Kennedy

A beautifully illustrated book with classics and contemporary poems selected by the former President Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline.

Day 487 May 2 2010

In 5th line on May 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

“My head still in the dark.”~~from the poem “Wintry Mix” in The Outernationale by Peter Gizzi

Poetry collection by contemporary poet Peter Gizzi.

Day 354 December 20

In 5th line on December 20, 2009 at 8:00 am

“We pass the hospital, a patient’s wail rattles the glass windowpanes.”~~Your Own Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill

Sylvia’s life told in verse.

Day 325 November 21

In 5th line on November 21, 2009 at 8:08 am

“By the time I’d earned a liberal arts degree, property values on my scalp had plummeted.”~~from “Ode to Grey Hair” by Alisa Wolf in the anthology I Am Becoming The Woman I’ve Wanted

A celebration of women through poetry, photography, and prose.

Day 310 November 6

In 5th line on November 6, 2009 at 8:17 am

“All night, as ’twere the frozen prairie’s soul that voiced a hopeless longing for the spring, the wolves assailed with mournful questioning the starry deeps of that tremendous hush.”~~from “The Song of Three Friends” by John G. Neihardt in A Cycle of the West

Epic poetryat its best from Nebraska’s former Poet Laureate.

Day 309 November 5

In 5th line on November 5, 2009 at 8:14 am

“Want to see where I was born?”~~from the poem “Loneliness” by Brooks Jenkins in the anthology Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle…and Other Modren Verse

A classic anthology.

Day 308 November 4

In 5th line on November 4, 2009 at 8:12 am

“For instance, if someone did not feel that noise #1 was a gun exploding, he could say, “When the hard black helmets collided, they sounded like a gun exploding.”~~Poetry: Starting from Scratch by Michael A. Carey

Day 305 November 1

In 5th line on November 1, 2009 at 7:59 am

“The rain brings night even closer.”~~from the poem “In the Afternoon” by Ann Rae Jonas in the anthology A Diamond is Hard But Not Tough

Sexy.