Poetry 2021 Edition 1

Poetry Goal 2021:  to read a poem* every day.

Collection # 1 A Village Life by Louise Glück; Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009, 72 pages

Burning Leaves

. . .

How fast it all goes, how fast the smoke clears.

And where the pile of leaves was,

an emptiness that suddenly seems vast.

+ .  .  .

My thoughts: Something so evocative and fierce yet somber, almost resigned. Life expectations from youth on. Humans survive, but do they truly live?

Fives slices of pie. No pie mentioned.

Collection # 2 A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris B. Hill, Bloomsbury Publishing 2019, 172 pages

Study the Master (an echo poem for Ms. Clifton)

i do as you say,

study the masters.

i glean close.

your handiwork of words,

the discipline you command.

All that is huge and hinged with hope

are pressed into me.


+ .  .  .


*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 2021 Edition 1

    1. I’m still such a newby that all the big names are still NEW to me. I am very happy with my poetry project. I am still in awe of people who say, “That reminds me of a poem, __” LOL

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