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Hayden Carruth's "Saturday at the Border"

Saturday at the Border

Hayden Carruth

Here I am writing my first villanelle
At seventy-one, and feeling old and tired–
“Hey, pops, why dontcha give us the old death knell?”– 182 more words


Poem of the Day:Carolyn Forché's "Reunion"


Just as he changes himself, in the end eternity changes him.

by Carolyn Forché

On the phonograph, the voice

of a woman already dead for three… 212 more words


Poem of the Day: Seamus Heaney's "From the Frontier of Writing"

FROM THE FRONTIER OF WRITING                      

Seamus Heaney

The tightness and the nilness round that space

when the car stops in the road, the troops inspect… 164 more words


"Endicott and the Red Cross" -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Endicott and the Red Cross”


Nathaniel Hawthorne

At noon of an autumnal day, more than two centuries ago, the English colors were displayed by the standard-bearer of the Salem trainband, which had mustered for martial exercise under the orders of John Endicott. 2,579 more words


Want to read the Australian Dental Journal online?

All full members of the Association receive a copy of the printed Journal four times a year (March, June, September and December). But did you know you can also read it online? 151 more words

Australian Dental Association

Poem of the Day: Muriel Rukeyser's "This House, This Country"


Muriel Rukeyser

Always I travelled farther
dreading a barrier
starting at shadows scattered on the ground
fearful of the invisible night-sound, 198 more words


Poem of the day: A.R. Ammons' "Saying Saying Away"

SAYING SAYING AWAY [from Brink Road (1996)

A.R. Ammons
The point of a poem is to become wordless, to find
the rounding out that assimilates reductiveness and… 217 more words