Poem of the Day: Sylvia Plath

  JUVENILIA   Arranged in sheets of ice, the fond         skeleton still craves to have fever from the world behind. Hands reach back to relics of         nippled moons, extinct and cold, frozen in designs of love. At twelve, each skull is aureoled         with recollection’s ticking thorns winding up the raveled mold. Needles nag like unicorns,…

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Poem of the Day: Jamaal May

  CHIONOPHOBIA                 —Fear of Snow   Fluttering ash dissolves on your brother’s tongue. He thinks of you building a fort from snow before you knew what forts were and he could stand in your footprints without touching the sides. Can two snowflakes be the same on a ghost-white street where enough gather to construct faceless…

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Poem of the Day: C.D. Wright

  PROVINCES   Where the old trees reign with their forward dark light stares through a hole in the body’s long house. The bed rolls away from the body, and the body is forced to find a chair. At some hour the body sequesters itself in a shuttered room with no clock. When a clean…

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Two Poems up at Birds Piled Loosely Today!

  Hi all! Just in case you haven’t heard elsewhere, my poems, “You Fill another Page” and “Gunshots and Fireworks are Sort of the Same in the End.” are both up at Birds Piled Loosely today! Dear Editors, thank you so much for this recognition and giving these poems a home; I am so happy…

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Poem of the Day: Larry Levis

  THE SPIRIT SAYS, YOU ARE NOTHING:   Because you haven’t praised anything in months, You walk down to the river and study one ripple Above a dead tree Until it is almost dark enough For the moon to whiten it, But it does not, And so you put your hand out, Palm open, And…

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