October’s Poems

October 1, 2018 Parsley Rita Dove Political gut punch. The litte knot of screams is nice.
October 2, 2018 The Journey of the Magi T.S. Elliot It’s nice when stories are retold-deepened.
October 3, 2018 A Supermarket in California Allen Ginsberg I like this more than I was expecting too. Imaginative.
October 4, 2018 Howl Allen Ginsberg I appreciate it more for it’s historic place than it’s poetic
October 5, 2018 They Feed They Lion Philip Levine It seems to get in the way of itself. Or in the way of me.
October 6, 2018 On the Anniversary of My Death W.S. Merwin Momento Mori at it’s best.
October 7, 2018 Why I Am Not A Painter Frank O’Hara Creation makes it’s own way.
October 8, 2018 Diving into the Wreck Adrienne Rich I have a hard time appreciating or finding any soul in this poem.
October 9, 2018 Mr. Flood’s Party Edwin Arlington Robinson Another depressing one from Eddie A. Very American to me.
October 10, 2018 The Waking Theodore Roethke Complex but feel it’s one I should come back to.
October 11, 2018 In a Dark Time Theodore Roethke I don’t understand each line but I feel each deeply.
October 12, 2018 Grass Carl Sandburg A simple, honest poem.
October 13, 2018 Traveling through the Dark William Stafford Dead deer story. Doesn’t do much for me.
October 14, 2018 Andedote of the Jar Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens…again with the over my head.
October 15, 2018 When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d Walt Whitman Yeah, so he had a hard crush on Lincoln.
October 16, 2018 Corson’s Inlet A.R. Ammons I felt and understood this one and liked it.
October 17, 2018 Dream Song #4 John Berryman A Berryman poem I can appreciate and identify with.
October 18, 2018 Yet do I Marvel Countee Cullen Wow! Wonderfully good, concise, biting.
October 19, 2018 next of course to god america i e.e. cummings I get it but it leaves me cold.
October 20, 2018 I felt a Funeral, in my Brain Emily Dickinson
There’s the urge to try to diagnose her instead of understand her.
October 21, 2018 I like to see it lap the Miles- Emily Dickinson Exciting!
October 22, 2018 The Soul selects her own Society Emily Dickinson I like this one. All of them.
October 23, 2018 A narrow Fellow in the Grass Emily Dickinson Yikes. A snake. ED knocks out of the park. Love it.
October 24, 2018 My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun Emily Dickinson Wonderful again.
October 25, 2018 Preludes T.S. Elliot I deem this one my favorite TS Elliot poem!
October 26, 2018 The Oven Bird Robert Frost A bird as reaper? Death knell? Call to contemplation.
October 27, 2018 Acquainted with the Night Robert Frost A great brooder of a poem. Iv’e been there.
October 28, 2018 Fire and Ice Robert Frost Destructive desire is more powerful than hate? I can see that.
October 29, 2018 God’s Grandeur Gerald Manley Hopkins I’m not down with the theology but Hopkins is great again.
October 30, 2018 The Weary Blues Langston Hughes Definitely not Wallace Stevens.
October 31, 2018 Touch Me Stanley Kunitz Beautiful. Touching. Perfection

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