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"The Runners" by Irving Feldman

On this early Monday morning of National Poetry Month, 30,000 runners are gathering on Boston streets for the Boston Marathon. To celebrate, here's a poem about running by Irving Feldman. 173 more words


"Baptists" by David Bottoms

Today, on this penultimate Sunday of National Poetry Month, here's a poem about sitting in church–could be about sitting anywhere, perhaps, but wanting to be elsewhere and struggling to articulate a thought–by David Bottoms. 121 more words


A Couplet About Friendship and Adulthood.

We do not care if you live in the past,
But don’t expect us to share in that task.

National Poetry Month

"Agricola: A Song for Planting" by James Matthew Wilson

Here today for National Poetry Month is a poem about planting and hoping for the best by James Matthew Wilson.

Agricola: A Song for Planting… 114 more words


Spring Has Come Alive

Homeless musicians
drumming on buckets.
Birds singing for sex,
teens doing the same.

Squirrels search for nuts,
digging up the past.
Kittens eye them soft, 45 more words

National Poetry Month

"Under the Vulture Tree" by David Bottoms

National Poetry Month is not all pretty stuff. For instance, if you float rivers–in a tube, by kayak or canoe–you’ve likely drifted by beautifully horrific scenes such as this poem by David Bottoms. 205 more words