Poetry 2020 Edition 5

Poetry Goal 2020:  to read a poem* every day.

Collection #9 break your glass slippers by Amanda Lovelace, Andrews McMeel 2020, 136 pages

sometimes the only difference between not
being meant for something & being meant for
something is the necessary journey it takes for
you to get there.

—replace your self-doubt with patience.

Rating: 3 slices of pie. No pie mentioned. (I am not the ideal audience, methinks)

Collection #10 by Kieran Furey, Longtooth Books 2011, 120 pages

An Old Routine

Trying not to think
what it might mean,
he goes once a week
unbelievingly to Mass,
and once a week too
disbelievingly to another funeral.

At his age, these things are routine.
With one good ear he’s always listening
For the bells to toll for him.

I found this book in the apartment complex shelves. YAY! and they’re good. Lots of poems about family, ancestry, memories, place. I will have to assume it was the right poetry book for the right time in my 2020 poetry adventure.

I’m finding that I really enjoy poems about words and poems and about writing of poems.

Rating: Four slices of pie. No pie mentioned.

*Or more. I’m not tracking, I’m just reading. I’m not limiting this experience to one poem a day – that is only the minimum.


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2 thoughts on “Poetry 2020 Edition 5

  1. Have you looked at Poetry 180? https://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-list.html
    It was started so students could read one poem a day during the school year. It’s got a lot of great poems, and if you click on the title, you can read one.
    Before this website, I had copies of Tom Wayman’s poem “Did I Miss Anything?” and I would hand them out to any student who asked that question.

    1. Thank you! This is great. I have created quite a list of possible poets to sample -> the Love’s Executive Order site has been fabulous.

      I purchased a Mary Oliver collection to read next and hopefully, the library will be open for browsing by July? Another Billy Collins after that.

      Twitter has a few poems-a-day postings, too. And it is fun to ask in letters – “Do you have a favorite poet?” 😀

      Thanks so much for your support of my project.

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