Double Features:
Poems to Read Together
        In the Sweetness of Her Holy Loins
Anonymous
Inanna spoke [from The Cycle of Inanna: The Courtship of Inanna and
       Dumazi; c. 2000 B.C.; Akkadian; trans. DianeWolkstein & Samuel Noah
         Kramer]
Adelaide Crapsey
Susanna and the Elders
John Crowe Ransom
Judith of Bethulia
Robert Ronnow
Of Judith and Inanna
        The Clouds Go, Nevertheless, In Their Direction
Anonymous
The Day We Die [c. 1800-1925; San; trans Arthur Markowitz]
Rhina P. Espaillat
Clearing
Philip Larkin
Cut Grass
Wallace Stevens
The Death of a Soldier
Robert Ronnow
Jet, cracked paint, tea
        Death Is Before Me Today
Anonymous
Death Is Before Me Today [c. 1900 B.C.; Egyptian; trans. W.S. Merwin]
Sterling A. Brown
Thoughts of Death
Paulinaq
Death Song for Aijuk, Dreamed by Paulinaq [trans. W.E. Calvert]
Rabindranath Tagore
At midnight a bud opens in the dark forest [trans. David Ray; from Three
      Prayers: After Tagore, 1]
Robert Ronnow
Satisfied
        Do You Remember?
Anonymous
Do You Remember That Night [c. 1800-1900; Irish Gaelic; trans. George
      Petrie]
Jean Garrigue
Remember That Country
Vladimir Holan
June, July, and August, 1945 [trans. C.G. Hanzlicek & Dana Habova]
Christina Rossetti
Remember
Song
Stevie Smith
I Remember
Robert Ronnow
Wounded Warrior
        The Brave Fighter's Fine Shield Shines
Anonymous
Huntsong for a Small Son [c. ?; Welsh; a modern version of a Medieval
      poem by 'Wesli Court' aka Lewis Turco]
Anonymous
Winter [c. ?; Welsh; a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli Court'
      aka Lewis Turco]
Colman mac Lenini
In Praise of a Sword Given Him by His Prince [trans. Richard O’Connell]
        The Snail Will Get to Easter Just as Soon
Anonymous
Huntsong for a Small Son [c. ?; Welsh; a modern version of a Medieval
      poem by 'Wesli Court' aka Lewis Turco]
Eustache Deschamps
Ballade 1 [trans. David Curzon & Jeffrey Fiskin]
Donald Finkel
Hunting Song
Thomas Wyatt
Whoso List to Hunt
        The Headgear of the Other Sex
Anonymous
I will make love [c. 1000-1300; Spanish; trans. Willis Barnstone]
Elizabeth Bishop
Exchanging Hats
John Dryden
Roundelay
Robert Henryson
Robin and Makyn
William Shakespeare
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? [Romeo and Juliet:
       II, ii, 2-135]
Robert Ronnow
Not like a figwort
        And I In My Bed Again
Anonymous
Little Friend [c. 1940-1945?]
Anonymous
Western Wind [c. 1400-1500]
Dan Pagis
Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway Car [trans. Stephen Mitchell]
        Magic Words
Anonymous
Magic Words [c. ?; Inuit, trans. Edward Field]
Bertolt Brecht
Motto [trans. John Willett]
William Meredith
The Illiterate
        Old Woman
Anonymous
The Old Woman of Beare [c. 800; Irish Gaelic; trans. Brendan Kenneally]
Derek Mahon
Morning
Grace Paley
Here
William Butler Yeats
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
        I Eat Men Like Air
Anonymous
The Old Woman of Beare [c. 800; Irish Gaelic; trans. Brendan Kenneally]
Amy Clampitt
Medusa
Dante Alighieri
Master, I said, tell me more: this Fortune [The Inferno, Canto VII, 67-96;
      trans. Robert Hollander & Jean Hollander]
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
The Bond [trans. Medbh McGuckian]
Alice Fulton
Fictions of the Feminine: Quasi-Carnal Creatures from the Cloud
      Decks of Venus
Sylvia Plath
Lady Lazarus
Robert Ronnow
Polar Bear Mugs Wino
        Her Kind
Anonymous
Song of a Marriageable Girl [c. 1800-1900; Pygmy; trans. Willard Trask]
Judy Grahn
Ella, in a Square Apron, along Highway 80 [from The Common Woman
       Poems]
Helen, at 9 A.M., at Noon, at 5:15 [from The Common Woman Poems]
Seamus Heaney
Punishment
A.D. Hope
Advice to Young Ladies
Anne Sexton
Her Kind
Robert Ronnow
Engineers know
        Make Yourself Content
Anonymous
The Unquiet Grave [c. 1500]
Emily Bronte
Remembrance
Christina Rossetti
Remember
        All the Worlds There Are
Anonymous
The Words of the All-Wise [from The Elder Edda; c. 900-1000; Icelandic;
       trans. W.H. Auden & Paul Taylor]
Jorge Luis Borges
Museum [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Amy Clampitt
Marine Surface Low Overcast
Pablo Neruda
Sidereal eagle, vine of mist [from Summits of Macchu Picchu, IX, trans.
       Kate Flores]
Bob Perelman
A Literal Translation of Virgil's Fourth Eclogue
Robert Ronnow
Fundamental Physics
        Hold Nothing Back
Anonymous
The Words of the All-Wise [from The Elder Edda; c. 900-1000; Icelandic;
       trans. W.H. Auden & Paul Taylor]
Fred Chappell
Scarecrow Colloquy
Jean de la Fontaine
Phoebus and Boreas [trans. Marianne Moore]
Galway Kinnell
Conversation
David Ray
A Journey with Basho
Theocritus
Idyll I [trans. William Carlos Williams]
Robert Ronnow
Popper v. Niebuhr
        Childermas
Fleur Adcock
For a Five-Year-Old
Anthony Hecht
"It Out-Herods Herod, Pray You Avoid It"
Richard Wilbur
The Writer
Robert Ronnow
Occupied
        We Are Kind to Snails
Fleur Adcock
For a Five-Year-Old
Emily Dickinson
Bee! I'm expecting you
Lorine Niedecker
My mother saw the green toad
William Carlos Williams
The Turtle
Robert Ronnow
The Happy Tectonics
        Future Work
Fleur Adcock
Future Work
Billy Collins
The Moment
William Meredith
Rhode Island
Muriel Rukeyser
Boy With His Hair Cut Short
James Simmons
Written, Directed by and Starring . . .
Robert Ronnow
This Summer, As Ever
        That's Who I Wanted To Be
Fleur Adcock
Weathering
Grace Paley
Here
Irving Layton
Berry Picking
Adelia Prado
Serenade [trans. Ellen Dore Watson]
Robert Ronnow
Searching for Symbols in a Town Without a River
        An Old-Time Sea Fight
Aeschylus
The Battle of Salamis [from The Persians; trans. Peter Levi]
Homer
And now to Xanthus' gliding stream they drove [The Iliad, XXI: 1-150
      & 229-447, trans. Alexander Pope]
Virgil
The Sleep of Palinurus [from The Aeneid; trans. C. Day Lewis]
Walt Whitman
Would you hear of an old-time sea fight? [Song of Myself, 35]
        I Have Lost A Child
Ai
Child Beater
Gwendolyn Brooks
the mother
Randall Jarrell
The Lost Children
Sharon Olds
The Clasp
David Ray
Another Trick of the Mind
The Leper
Tricks of the Mind
Robert Ronnow
Bad Movie
        In the Neighbor's Room
Conrad Aiken
The Quarrel
Mitchell Goodman
Man and Wife
Leonard Nathan
Toast
William Shakespeare
These are the forgeries of jealousy [A Midsummer Night's Dream: II,
      ii, 81-137]
Robert Ronnow
The Listener
        The Art of Losing
Bella Akhmadulina
Winter [trans. Barbara Einzig]
Elizabeth Bishop
One Art
Jorge Luis Borges
In Praise of Darkness [trans. Hoyt Rogers]
Robert Ronnow
To Fail Well
        The Nothing That Is
Bella Akhmadulina
Winter [trans. Barbara Einzig]
Eamon Grennan
Totem
Wallace Stevens
The Snow Man
William Carlos Williams
Perfection
Robert Ronnow
All Soft Feathers and Flight Muscles
        Soon I Will Know Who I Am
Anna Akhmatova
Alone [trans. Stephen Berg]
Jorge Luis Borges
In Praise of Darkness [trans. Hoyt Rogers]
Po Chu-i
A Dream of Mountaineering [trans. Arthur Waley]
James Wright
The Old WPA Swimming Pool in Martin's Ferry, Ohio
Robert Ronnow
Alive
        Come With No Company to the Far Side
Anna Akhmatova
Lot's Wife [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Dante Alighieri
Inferno, Canto III [from The Divine Comedy; trans. Armand Schwerner]
D.H. Lawrence
Bavarian Gentians
W.S. Merwin
Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
Rainer Maria Rilke
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes [trans. Franz Wright]
Robert Ronnow
Ectopic heart
        The Truth of a Suffered Life
Anna Akhmatova
Requiem [trans. Stanley Kunitz & Max Hayward]
Eavan Boland
Anna Liffey
        Ways of Looking
Rafael Alberti
Blue [trans. Mark Strand]
Sherman Alexie
Crow Testament
Robert Francis
Blue Winter
Pablo Neruda
Sidereal eagle, vine of mist [from Summits of Macchu Picchu, IX, trans.
       Kate Flores]
Wallace Stevens
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
        We Toast Ourselves, Our Safety
Sandra Alcosser
Michael's Wine
James Fenton
Dead Soldiers
James Merrill
Charles on Fire
Robert Ronnow
Two White Wines
        A Tree Would Be Enough
Sandra Alcosser
A Night on Goat Haunt
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Ragged Island
Gary Snyder
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
Piute Creek
Robert Ronnow
The Dark Green Conifers
This World of Dew
        Radiant, Beyond Rescue
Sandra Alcosser
Trajectory
Robert Ronnow
Zach Sklar's Dream
        Everything Is Normal
Sandra Alcosser
Wildcat Path
Denver Butson
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Bruce Hunter
The Day We Tore Up Stanley's Lawn
William Matthews
Whiplash
James Tate
Bounden Duty
Robert Ronnow
Purposes as Incomprehensible and Wonderful as These Purposes
        Woven Air
Sherman Alexie
Marilyn Monroe [from Tourists, Part 2]
Agha Shahid Ali
The Dacca Gauzes
Ted Kooser
A Jacquard Shawl
Luisa Villani
Watching the Mayan Women
        Gunalcheesh For Coming To My Barbecue
Sherman Alexie
Marilyn Monroe [from Tourists, Part 2]
Nora Dauenhauer
How to Make Good Baked Salmon from the River
Homer
Health to Achilles! happy are thy guests! [The Iliad, IX: 295-413, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
Howard Kogan
Tree Swallows
Sharon Olds
Summer Solstice: New York City
Robert Ronnow
The Poet's Family at Her Funeral
        Ibn Batutta, Arabian Traveller
Agha Shahid Ali
In Arabic
Jorge Luis Borges
Alexandria A.D. 641 [trans. Stephen Kessler]
Robert Olen Butler
Walter Raleigh, courtier and explorer, beheaded by King James I,
      1618
Lars Gustafsson
Ballad of the Dogs [trans. Philip Martin]
Roger Mitchell
Utitsialangavik
Charles North
Chaucer
Robert Ronnow
The Invention of Zero
        Last Words
Agha Shahid Ali
Lenox Hill
Marilyn Krysl
There Is No Such Thing as the Moment of Death
Sharon Olds
The Race
Anna Swir
I Wash the Shirt [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
William Carlos Williams
The Last Words of My English Grandmother
Robert Ronnow
Much like living
        The Fixed Stars Were Fixed in Different Places
Fergus Allen
Elegy for Faustina
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When our two souls stand up erect and strong
Archibald MacLeish
"Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments"
Eduard Morike
Forest Murmurs [trans. Randall Jarrell]
Robert Ronnow
To Eat a Continent Is Not So Strange
        The Garden of Eden
Fergus Allen
The Fall
Robert Frost
Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same
A.D. Hope
Imperial Adam
Donald Justice
The Wall
Gary Snyder
Milton by Firelight
Robert Ronnow
Just Us
        Not a Speck of Death
Julia Alvarez
How I Learned to Sweep
Carolyn Kizer
The Intruder
        Dust Fell Through the Screen
Julia Alvarez
How I Learned to Sweep
Fred Chappell
Teller
Josephine Miles
Purchase of a Blue, Green, or Orange Ode
Robert Thomas
Repairing the Hubble Telescope
Robert Ronnow
Perfect Rest
        A Circle With No End
Yehuda Amichai
The Diameter of the Bomb [trans. Chana Bloch]
Yannis Ritsos
Audible and Inaudible [trans. Minas Savvas]
Aharon Shabtai
Rosh HaShanah [trans. Peter Cole]
James Simmons
From the Irish
Wislawa Szymborska
The Terrorist, He Watches [trans. Adam Czerniawski]
Robert Ronnow
Until the fight is done
        Feathers to Hard Iron
Yehuda Amichai
A Man in His Life [trans. Chana Bloch]
George Herbert
Unkindnesse
Colman mac Lenini
In Praise of a Sword Given Him by His Prince [trans. Richard O’Connell]
Phyllis McGinley
The Giveaway
Janisse Ray
Justice
Chidiock Tichborne
Tichborne’s Elegy
Robert Ronnow
Enemies
        The Unity in All Things and the Difference
A.R. Ammons
Ballad
Rhina P. Espaillat
On the Avenue
Louise Gluck
Vespers
Frank O'Hara
A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island
Ed Roberson
be careful
Robert Ronnow
Night
        You Must Change Your Life
A.R. Ammons
Cascadilla Falls
Jorge Luis Borges
Emerson [trans. Mark Strand]
Rainer Maria Rilke
Archaic Torso of Apollo [trans.Stephen Mitchell; Vernon Watkins]
Gary Snyder
Why Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of Zen
James Wright
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island,
      Minnesota
Robert Ronnow
Infestation
        In Nature There Are Few Sharp Lines
A.R. Ammons
Corsons Inlet
Theodore Roethke
The Rose
Seido Ray Ronci
My Skull
Robert Ronnow
Monk's shaved pate
        Boulders Big as Houses
A.R. Ammons
Gravelly Run
John Ciardi
A Walk Down a Mountainside
Robert Francis
That Dark Other Mountain
Gary Snyder
A Walk
Robert Ronnow
Snake Creek
        Nothing But a Hog
A.R. Ammons
Hardweed Path Going
Ted Hughes
Teaching a Dumb Calf
David Lee
For Jan, with Love
        It Is Not Far To My Place
A.R. Ammons
Visit
Elizabeth Bradfield
Multi-Use Area
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Specimens Collected at the Clear Cut
Robert Ronnow
Cosmo's Moon
        With Disorder in Her Hair
Ammuvanar
They Shout Out the Price of Salt [from The Classical Tamil Anthologies;
      trans. George L. Hart III]
Hafiz
Ghazal: Half-Way Through the Night [trans. Geoffrey Squires]
Antonio Machado
Eyes [trans. Rosa Berumen]
Vikatanitamba
When He Pressed His Lips [trans. Steve Kowit]
        1914
Guillaume Apollinaire
The Little Car [trans. Oliver Bernard]
John Berryman
The Moon and the Night and the Men
        Unconscious Came a Beauty
Guillaume Apollinaire
The Little Car [trans. Oliver Bernard]
e.e. cummings
poem
John Hollander
Swan and Shadow
May Swenson
Unconscious Came a Beauty
Robert Ronnow
Monk's shaved pate
        Ask Again
Louis Aragon
Pop Song
Rae Armantrout
Fact
Gabriel Preil
The Power of a Question [trans. Leon Wieseltier]
Robert Ronnow
f(x)
        May I Feel
Craig Arnold
Incubus
W.H. Auden
The Platonic Blow
e.e. cummings
may i feel said he
John Donne
To His Mistress Going to Bed
Amy Lowell
The Weather-Cock Points South
Sharon Olds
The Sisters of Sexual Treasure
C.K. Williams
Combat
        The Grating Roar of Pebbles
Matthew Arnold
Dover Beach
Tom Disch
XXX [from MCMLXXXIV]
Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush
Oscar Williams
The Golden Fleece
William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming
Robert Ronnow
The Wound That Never Heals
        On the Shore of the Wide World
Matthew Arnold
Dover Beach
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
Sometimes I walk where the deep water dips
        The Revelers
John Ashbery
The Instruction Manual
Robert Francis
The Revelers
Robert Herrick
Corinna's Going A-Maying
Horace
Priapus [Satire 1.8; trans. David Ferry]
        Ideas for Writing Filled His Mind
John Ashbery
The Instruction Manual
Seamus Heaney
Personal Helicon
Langston Hughes
Theme for English B
Kenneth Koch
The Railway Stationery
Czeslaw Milosz
Ars Poetica? [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Lillian Vallee]
William Butler Yeats
A Coat
Robert Ronnow
The Writer Working Hard
        Public Square
John Ashbery
The Instruction Manual
Ussin Kerim
Babahak [trans. William Matthews]
Mona Van Duyn
Into Mexico
        It Could Not Be Dangerous to Be Living in a Town Like This
John Ashbery
The Instruction Manual
Czeslaw Milosz
Mittelbergheim [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Marianne Moore
The Steeple-Jack
Fernando Pessoa
The Tobacco Shop [trans. Richard Zenith]
        Some Have Courage, Others Don't
Margaret Atwood
Footnote to the Amnesty Report on Torture
W.H. Auden
O What Is That Sound
Charles Simic
Psalm
Marina Tsvetaeva
They took–suddenly–and took–openly– [from Poems to Czechia; trans.
    Jean Valentine & Ilya Kaminsky
Miller Williams
Love and How It Becomes Important in Our Day to Day Lives
        The Torture Chamber
Margaret Atwood
Footnote to the Amnesty Report on Torture
Lawrence Kearney
After the Interrogation
Etheridge Knight
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital
Adrienne Rich
I come home from you through the early light of spring [from Twenty-
      One Love Poems, IV]
        A City To Cover Our Nakedness
W.H. Auden
As I Walked Out One Evening
Mark Doty
Crepe de Chine
James Merrill
An Urban Convalescence
Carl Sandburg
Chicago
Robert Ronnow
How cool!
        Horseman, Pass By!
W.H. Auden
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
Thomas Hardy
The Going
Anne Killigrew
On Death
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Moriturus
William Butler Yeats
Under Ben Bulben
Robert Ronnow
Cast a cold eye and wait
        Where the Dogs Go On With Their Doggy Life
W.H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
Robert Francis
His Own
Archibald MacLeish
The End of the World
Charles Simic
Country Fair
Robert Ronnow
Toy story
        To Undertake the Perilous Descent
W.H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
Billy Collins
Passengers
Joseph Harrison
Air Larry
Richard M. Mishler
Ceremony
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Flying Cat
Robert Ronnow
Cities in Flight
        Love Is the Crooked Thing
W.H. Auden
O Tell Me the Truth About Love
Tom Disch
Zewhyexary
William Butler Yeats
Brown Penny
Robert Ronnow
Okay Love
        In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
W.H. Auden
The Platonic Blow
X.J. Kennedy
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
Rudyard Kipling
Mandalay
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey at the Bat
Robert Ronnow
South Bronx
        A Clever Servant, Insufferable Master
W.H. Auden
September 1, 1939
Paul Laurence Dunbar
We Wear the Mask
Robinson Jeffers
Shine, Perishing Republic
Elinor Wylie
The Eagle and the Mole
Robert Ronnow
Organization man
        Report From the Besieged City
W.H. Auden
The Shield of Achilles
Dante Alighieri
The good master said: Now, my son, we approach the city known
      as Dis [The Inferno, Canto VIII, 67-130 & Canto IX, 1-105; trans. Robert
      Hollander & Jean Hollander]
Enheduanna
Inanna and the City of Uruk [adapted by Aliki Barnstone & Willis
       Barnstone from trans. by William W. Hallo & J.J.A. van Dijk]
Zbigniew Herbert
Report from the Besieged City [trans. John Carpenter & Bogdana
        Carpenter]
Robert Ronnow
Cities in Flight
        What Men or Gods Are These?
W.H. Auden
The Shield of Achilles
Homer
There sate the seniors of the Trojan race [The Iliad, III: 191-288, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Robert Ronnow
To the gods
        In This Case Plastic Forks Paper Plates and Cups Will Do
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Green Chile
Nora Dauenhauer
How to Make Good Baked Salmon from the River
Cheryl Savageau
Looking For Indians
David Wagoner
Salmon Boy
        Killing Range
John Balaban
The Guard at the Binh Thuy Bridge
Yusef Komunyakaa
Starlight Scope Myopia
        I Have Walked and Prayed For This Young Child
John Balaban
Words for My Daughter
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Little Brown Baby
Rachel Hadas
The Red Hat
Sharon Olds
Her First Week
Linda Pastan
To a Daughter Leaving Home
William Butler Yeats
A Prayer for My Daughter
Robert Ronnow
A Designer of Systems
        The Room Is a Conch Shell
Raffaello Baldini
Hygiene [trans. Adria Bernardi]
Langston Hughes
Desire
Sharon Olds
First Sex
Gyorgy Petri
Gratitude [trans. Clive Wilmer & George Gomori]
Marge Piercy
Salt in the Afternoon
Edith Wharton
Terminus
        How Dare One Speak About the Beyond?
Amy Bartlett
Chest X-Ray
e.e. cummings
a man who had fallen among thieves
Emily Dickinson
A bird came down the walk
Thomas Hardy
Paying Calls
Howard Kogan
Echo
Cesar Vallejo
A man walks by with a baguette on his shoulder [trans. Clayton
      Eshleman]
Robert Ronnow
Robot-Assisted Surgery
        The Darkness Around Us Is Deep
Amy Bartlett
2 A.M.
Jorge Luis Borges
Break of Day [trans. Stephen Kessler]
W.S. Merwin
Leviathan
William Stafford
A Ritual to Read to Each Other
Robert Ronnow
Wings of Desire
        The Sound Keeps Coming
Matsuo Basho
The temple bell stops [trans. Robert Bly]
Richard Jones
The Bell
Robert Ronnow
Take the Ripe Plum
        Nothing's Wasted
Matsuo Basho
The temple bell stops [trans. Robert Bly]
Tom Koontz
rain all morning
wind flipping the leaves
Leonard Nathan
Bladder Song
Robert Ronnow
Lawn Party
        Hope, We Do Yet Live
Aphra Behn
When you Love, or speak of it
Michael Drayton
Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part
Andrew Lang
Rondel of Charles D'Orleans
John Lyly
Cards and Kisses
Philip Sidney
Sapphics
Thomas Wyatt
Rondeau
Robert Ronnow
To Have Loved Mary
        That Hat Appears To Me For No Discernible Reason
Marvin Bell
Ending with a Line from Lear
Stephen Berg
In a New Leaf
Al Zolynas
The Hat in the Sky
        My Home, My Father's and Grandfather's Home
Joachim du Bellay
Heureux Qui, Comme Ulysse, a Fait un Beau Voyage [trans. Anthony
      Hecht]
Constantine Cavafy
Ithaka [trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard]
Heinrich Heine
Sea-Sickness [trans. Vernon Watkins]
Antonio Machado
To Jose Maria Palacio [trans. Angel Flores]
Czeslaw Milosz
Mittelbergheim [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
        The Flood Comes Down
Stephen Vincent Benet
Metropolitan Nightmare
Jonathan Swift
A Description of a City Shower
Anne Winters
Night Wash
Robert Ronnow
Rain
        I Got My Tools
Gottfried Benn
Chopin [trans. Michael Hofmann]
Eamon Grennan
Men Roofing
Cecil Day Lewis
Sheepdog Trials in Hyde Park
Luis J. Rodriguez
Carrying My Tools
C.K. Williams
Tar
James Wright
Hook
Robert Ronnow
Chainsaw Certified
        The Execution of Marianne Moore
Gottfried Benn
This Is Bad [trans. Harvey Shapiro]
Tom Disch
The Art of Dying
Gunter Eich
Dreams [trans. Michael Hofmann]
Marilyn Hacker
Ballad of Ladies Lost and Found
Robert Ronnow
Dendrology
        The Shape, the Label, the Labor, the Color
Stephen Berg
The Coat
James Merrill
Self-Portrait in TyvekTM Windbreaker
Robert Pinsky
Shirt
        Jews Understand Coats
Stephen Berg
The Coat
Ira Sadoff
Nazis
        Trapped By the God's Foot
Olga Berggolts
Infidelity [trans. Daniel Weissbort]
Carol Ann Duffy
Mrs Lazarus
Mrs Midas
Yannis Ritsos
Marpessa’s Choice [trans. Edmund Keeley]
Penelope's Despair [trans. Edmund Keeley]
William Butler Yeats
Leda and the Swan
        For Despair There Is No Forgiveness
Wendell Berry
Healing
Adelaide Crapsey
Release
Emily Dickinson
There is a pain–so utter–
Anna Hajnal
Fear [trans. Daniel Hoffman]
Robert Ronnow
Acceptance
        That Which Opens Its Wings On the Breast of Things
Wendell Berry
The Peace of Wild Things
William Cullen Bryant
Thanatopsis
Odysseus Elytis
The Mad Pomegranate Tree [trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard]
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each and All
Robert Frost
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
Robert Ronnow
The Summer Noosphere
        To Not Choose Not to Be
John Berryman
Henry's Understanding
Anne Sexton
Wanting To Die
William Shakespeare
To be, or not to be, that is the question [Hamlet: III, i, 55-87]
Robert Ronnow
This looks like jump to me
        Buzz
John Betjeman
The Cottage Hospital
Emily Dickinson
I heard a Fly buzz–when I died
Ted Hughes
Buzz in the Window [from Orts, 17]
        It Will Not Matter That I Was a Woman
Frank Bidart
Ellen West
Eavan Boland
Anna Liffey
Rhina P. Espaillat
Practice
Carolyn Kizer
The Erotic Philosophers
Edna St. Vincent Millay
I, being born a woman and distressed
Robert Ronnow
When Peg Laughs Like Liz
        The Night Before My Love's Last Morning
Frank Bidart
If I Could Mourn Like a Mourning Dove
Tess Gallagher
Laughter and Stars
Thom Gunn
Lament
Donald Hall
Last Days
        Is a Child Coming to Receive It?
Bingxin
Mother, if you see a tiny white paper boat in your sleep [trans. Kai-yu
     Hsu]
So Chongju
Wanderer’s Bouquet [trans. David R. McCann]
Robert Louis Stevenson
Where Go the Boats
Walt Whitman
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands [Song
       of Myself, 6]
        He Came to the Road
Elizabeth Bishop
At the Fishhouses
Robert Bly
The Dead Seal
Hayden Carruth
The Cows at Night
Mary Oliver
The Black Snake
William Stafford
Traveling Through the Dark
Robert Ronnow
Night Drive Home
        A Cold Spring
Elizabeth Bishop
A Cold Spring
Elinor Wylie
Wild Peaches
Oksana Zabuzhko
Letter from the Summer House [trans. Douglas Smith]
Robert Ronnow
For Spring No Hesitation Is Great
        Floating in God's Brain
Elizabeth Bishop
Crusoe in England
Lorine Niedecker
Darwin [I-V]
Adrienne Rich
Diving Into the Wreck
May Swenson
First Walk on the Moon
Robert Thomas
Repairing the Hubble Telescope
Robert Ronnow
Brodmann Area 4
        Oh, But It Is Dirty!
Elizabeth Bishop
Filling Station
Gwendolyn Brooks
kitchenette building
        First Death
Elizabeth Bishop
First Death in Nova Scotia
Seamus Heaney
Mid-Term Break
Bernard O'Donoghue
The Weakness
Sean O Riordain
My Mother's Burial [trans. Patrick Crotty]
David Ray
Tricks of the Mind
Anna Swir
A Conversation Through the Door [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard
     Nathan]
Robert Ronnow
Mom's Eulogy
        The Goat God
Elizabeth Bishop
The Fish
John Clare
Badger
Galway Kinnell
The Bear
D.H. Lawrence
Snake
Marianne Moore
The Pangolin
Cesare Pavese
The Goat God [trans. William Arrowsmith]
Ruth Stone
Cocks and Mares
Robert Ronnow
Family of Weasels
        Into That World Inverted
Elizabeth Bishop
Insomnia
John Hewitt
Substance and Shadow
        Who've Loved Many Times Well Into the Night in Good
                  Silence
Elizabeth Bishop
It Is Marvellous
Stephen Dunn
Little Essay on Communication
Philip Larkin
Talking in Bed
Mona Van Duyn
In Bed with a Book
        By Going Where I Have To Go
Elizabeth Bishop
One Art
Robert Francis
Old Man's Confession of Faith
Homer
Alas! what weight of anguish hast thou known? [The Iliad, XXIV:
      653-839, trans. Alexander Pope]
Theodore Roethke
The Waking
William Butler Yeats
Among School Children
Robert Ronnow
Plate Tectonics Versus Gamma Ray Bursters
        Little Moons Fall Down Like Tears
Elizabeth Bishop
Sestina
Donald Justice
On a Painting by Patient B of the Independence State Hospital for
      the Insane
Ronald Wallace
Sestina for the House
        Speaking of Poetry
John Peale Bishop
Speaking of Poetry
Heather McHugh
What He Thought
Richard Wilbur
Museum Piece
Robert Ronnow
Belonging to the Loved Ones
        The Word of the Sweetest Song and All Songs
Robert Bly
The Dead Seal
Alan Dugan
Plague of Dead Sharks
Robert Lowell
Mr. Edwards and the Spider
Elinor Wylie
Sea Lullaby
Walt Whitman
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
        The Broad Homophony of the Hive
Cecil Bodker
Calendar [trans. Nadia Christensen & Alexander Taylor]
Fred Chappell
Patience
Randall Jarrell
Field and Forest
Robert Ronnow
Eastern tent caterpillars
        Free From Love
Jorge Luis Borges
Anticipation of Love [trans. Robert Fitzgerald]
Chiyo
After a long winter, giving [trans. David Ray]
Albert Goldbarth
Thermodynamics/Sumer
Galway Kinnell
Rapture
William Carlos Williams
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower [Book I]
Robert Ronnow
A Yellow Rose
        Beyond the Last Thought
Jorge Luis Borges
Baruch Spinoza [trans. Willis Barnstone]
John Donne
At the round earth’s imagined corners
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
Robert Ronnow
God is correction, feedback and bifurcation
        The Other One, the One Called Borges
Jorge Luis Borges
Borges and I [trans. James E. Irby]
Julia de Burgos
To Julia de Burgos [trans. Grace Schulman]
Cesar Vallejo
Black Stone on Top of a White Stone [trans. Thomas Merton]
        Break of Day
Jorge Luis Borges
Break of Day [trans. Stephen Kessler]
Isaac Rosenberg
Break of Day in the Trenches
Adam Zagajewski
At Daybreak [trans. Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry & C.K. Williams]
        Life Death Does End
Jorge Luis Borges
The Cyclical Night [trans. Alastair Reid]
Gerard Manley Hopkins
No Worst, There Is None. Pitched Past Pitch of Grief
Robinson Jeffers
The Purse-Seine
Czeslaw Milosz
Dedication [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
William Shakespeare
Fear no more the heat o' the sun [Cymbeline: IV, ii, 258-281]
Robert Ronnow
The Real Turtle Soup
        I'll Drown My Book
Jorge Luis Borges
Everything and Nothing [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Donald Justice
Last Days of Prospero
Derek Mahon
A Stone Age Figure Far Below
William Shakespeare
Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves [The Tempest:
        V, i, 33-57]
Robert Ronnow
Man’s Mood
        A Hundred Years Are But a Moment of Sleep
Jorge Luis Borges
For Leopoldo Lugones [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Po Chu-i
Sleeping on Horseback [trans. Arthur Waley]
Kenneth Rexroth
Time Is the Mercy of Eternity
Luis J. Rodriguez
Then Comes a Day
Wu Tsao
In the Home of the Scholar Wu Su-chiang From Hsin-an, I Saw
      Two Psalteries of the Late Sung General Hsieh Fang-te [trans.
      Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
Robert Ronnow
Grand Canyon
        The Deeps of a Meaningless Past
Jorge Luis Borges
I Am Not Even Dust [trans. Eric McHenry]
Ciaran Carson
Hamlet
Deborah Harding
How I Knew Harold
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Vastness
Robert Ronnow
Uncertainty
        Eager for Wise, Insightful Instruction
Jorge Luis Borges
Luke XXIII [trans. Mark Strand]
William Matthews
A Poetry Reading at West Point
Heather McHugh
What He Thought
Paul Zimmer
Suck It Up
Robert Ronnow
Because
        Numberless Are the World's Wonders
Jorge Luis Borges
The Maker [trans. Stephen Kessler]
Nazim Hikmet
Things I Didn't Know I Loved [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Sophocles
Numberless are the world’s wonders [Chorus from Antigone; trans
       Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald]
Walt Whitman
The pure contralto sings in the organ loft [Song of Myself, 15]
Robert Ronnow
All the Worlds There Are
        The Ancient Night is Bottomless
Jorge Luis Borges
Manuscript Found in a Book of Joseph Conrad [trans. Alastair Reid]
Fred Chappell
The Bible of the Unlucky Soldier
Seamus Heaney
The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise [from Lightenings,
      VIII]
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
Robert Ronnow
Year Million
        Incised At Times By the Illusory
Jorge Luis Borges
Mirrors [trans. Alastair Reid]
Billy Collins
The Moment
Alan Dugan
The Mirror Perilous
Rhina P. Espaillat
Sacrament
Tada Chimako
Mirror [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ikuko Atsumi]
Robert Ronnow
Mirrors
        All Lords to My Lord
Jorge Luis Borges
Nightmare [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Llywarch Hen
The Head of Urien [a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli
      Court' aka Lewis Turco]
Colman mac Lenini
In Praise of a Sword Given Him by His Prince [trans. Richard O’Connell]
Itaikkunrurkilar
His Legs Strong and Lithe [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans.
       George L. Hart III]
        The Need of Some Imperishable Bliss
Jorge Luis Borges
Of Heaven and Hell [trans. Alastair Reid]
Wallace Stevens
Sunday Morning
Robert Ronnow
The End of Faith
        The Word That Is the World
Jorge Luis Borges
Parable of the Palace [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Tom Koontz
Poetry Is the Life of the Soul
David Ray
The Greatest Poem in the World
Robert Ronnow
The Scariest Stanza in All of Poetry
        Cheerfully Put The Gods To Death
Jorge Luis Borges
Ragnarok [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Galway Kinnell
Last Gods
Frederick Turner
Spring Evening
Robert Ronnow
To the gods
        Once Out of Nature
Jorge Luis Borges
The Unending Rose [trans. Alastair Reid]
Fred Chappell
Latencies
Derek Mahon
Courtyards in Delft
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
William Butler Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium
Robert Ronnow
The Scientific Way To Do Mathematics
        I Abhor Him
Jorge Luis Borges
The Watcher [trans. Alastair Reid]
Tom Disch
The Doppelganger
Louise Erdrich
The Strange People
Donald Justice
The Tourist from Syracuse
Gary Snyder
Long Hair
Robert Ronnow
Enemies
        The Very Good
Todd Boss
The Hush of the Very Good
Tom Koontz
So It Happens/As It Happens
        Mercy Enough To Consume Us
David Bottoms
Under the Vulture-Tree
Robert Francis
Condor
Robinson Jeffers
Vulture
Robert Ronnow
Ectopic heart
        Boy, You Don't Belong Here
Kevin Bowen
Incoming
Bruce Weigl
Girl at the Chu Lai Laundry
        To Serve Therewith My Maker
Anne Bradstreet
Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House
     July 10th, 1666. Copied out of a Loose Paper
George Herbert
The Priesthood
John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Edward Taylor
Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children
Robert Ronnow
Jack’s Commitments
        Her Mother Has Just Said Goodbye
Anne Bradstreet
In Reference to Her Children, 23, June, 1656
Edith Bruck
Birth [trans. Ruth Feldman & Brian Swann]
Willa Cather
Grandmither, Think Not I Forget
Roger Mitchell
The Story of the White Cup
Dan Pagis
Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway Car [trans. Stephen Mitchell]
Robert Ronnow
Okay Love
        Ballad
Bertolt Brecht
Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar [trans. H.R. Hays]
Eustache Deschamps
Ballade 1 [trans. David Curzon & Jeffrey Fiskin]
Lars Gustafsson
Ballad of the Dogs [trans. Philip Martin]
Marilyn Hacker
Ballad of Ladies Lost and Found
W.S. Merwin
Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
The Lover: A Ballad
Ezra Pound
Ballad of the Goodly Fere
Robert Ronnow
The snail will get to Easter just as soon
        How Much More Fortunate They Are Than We Are
Bertolt Brecht
Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar [trans. H.R. Hays]
Gwendolyn Brooks
Beverly Hills, Chicago
Robert Frost
Two Tramps in Mud Time
Leona Gom
November
Tom Koontz
Rhymes for a Master of Social Work
Robert Ronnow
Troy and Desanda
        Will There Also Be Singing?
Bertolt Brecht
Motto [trans. John Willett]
Tom Koontz
thousands killed in the attack
William Matthews
The Accompanist
Robert Ronnow
Engineers know
        In the Dark Times
Bertolt Brecht
Motto [trans. John Willett]
Gary Snyder
For the Children
Robert Ronnow
Stay together. Learn the flowers. Go light.
        What Is Poetry Which Does Not Save Nations or People?
Bertolt Brecht
To Those Born Later [trans. John Willett, Ralph Manheim & Erich Fried]
Czeslaw Milosz
Dedication [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Jules Supervielle
Rain and the Tyrants [trans. David Gascoyne]
Adam Zagajewski
Electric Elegy [trans. Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry & C.K. Williams]
Robert Ronnow
America the seeing-eye dog
        In a Chainlink Pen
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Song in the Front Yard
Barry Lopez
Desert Reservation
        He Can Smell Doom
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Sunset of the City
Bruce Hunter
Warlock's Arsenal
Christian Morgenstern
Anxiety for the Future [trans. William Snodgrass]
David Ray
Climbing the Tree
C.K. Williams
Tar
Robert Ronnow
Outside the Circle of Sex
        Weeds Were My Friends
LoVerne Brown
Meeting of Mavericks
Paul Goodman
I Planned To Have A Border Of Lavender
Bruce Hunter
Between the Old and the Knowing
William Carlos Williams
Spring and All
Robert Ronnow
To Fail Well
        Please Do Not Be Bitter
Sterling A. Brown
Bitter Fruit of the Tree
Langston Hughes
Cross
        The Whipcrack of the Mortgage
Sterling A. Brown
Master and Man
Mary Oliver
The Black Walnut Tree
Thomas Alan Orr
Soybeans
        Wanting, Wanting, Wanting
Susan Browne
Buddha's Dogs
Robert Ronnow
Meditation
        Do You Have a Sweet Thought?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
Sappho
Mother darling, I cannot work the loom [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Sulpicia
Do you have a sweet thought, Cerinthus [trans. Aliki Barnstone & Willis
     Barnstone]
William Butler Yeats
Before the World Was Made
Robert Ronnow
A Yellow Rose
        God Scooped the Clay
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A Musical Instrument
George Herbert
The Pulley
Homer
Meanwhile awaken'd from his dream of Love [The Iliad, XV: 6-91,
       trans. Alexander Pope]
James Weldon Johnson
The Creation
William Butler Yeats
The Indian Upon God
Robert Ronnow
God is correction, feedback and bifurcation
        The Time of the Apocalypse
Edith Bruck
Equality, Father [trans. Ruth Feldman]
Charles Reznikoff
Entertainment [from Holocaust, IX]
        The Backside of a Hundred Acre Run
Robert Burns
To a Mouse
Patrick Kavanagh
To the Man After the Harrow
Thomas Alan Orr
Soybeans
Carter Revard
In Kansas
Gary Snyder
Hay for the Horses
Robert Ronnow
Enduring Spinning: Agriculture, Culture and War
        Be Careful Waving Your Phalanges About!
Denver Butson
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Fred Chappell
A Glorious Twilight
Russell Edson
The Large Thing
Carl Sandburg
Why did the children put beans in their ears?
Novica Tadic
The Cats' Strike [trans. Michael March & Dusan Puvacic]
Mona Van Duyn
Causes
Robert Ronnow
Peter has gotten a new job
        Like a Wolf on the Fold
George Gordon, Lord Byron
The Destruction of Sennacherib
Victor Hugo
Expiation [Part 1; trans. Louis Simpson]
Ogden Nash
Very Like a Whale
John Crowe Ransom
Judith of Bethulia
        The Thunder of the Sail
Roy Campbell
Choosing a Mast
Robinson Jeffers
Boats in a Fog
Richard Murphy
The Last Galway Hooker
Robert Penn Warren
Masts at Dawn
        The Revolution Is Also One of Lakes, Rivers, Trees, Animals
Ernesto Cardenal
Ecology [trans. Marc Zimmerman]
Barry Lopez
Desert Reservation
Robert Ronnow
Family of Weasels
        In the Service of Barbarous Kings
Ernesto Cardenal
Ecology [trans. Marc Zimmerman]
Derek Mahon
The Snow Party
        They Lie in the Sunday Street
Ernesto Cardenal
"For Those Dead, Our Dead . . ." [trans. Jonathan Cohen]
Cecil Day Lewis
The Dead
Robert Ronnow
The Rwandan dead
        A Drive to Lone Ranger
Ernesto Cardenal
Mosquito Kingdom [trans. Donald D. Walsh]
James Fenton
Dead Soldiers
Charles Goodrich
Millennial Spring
W.S. Merwin
The Station
Ray A. Young Bear
A Drive to Lone Ranger
Robert Ronnow
Anomie
        But There Were 47 Who Died
Ernesto Cardenal
The Parrots [trans. Marc Zimmerman]
Tristan Corbiere
Letter from Mexico [trans. William Meredith]
Seamus Heaney
Casualty
Paul Muldoon
Anseo
Robert Ronnow
The force that placed us here cannot be trusted
        Not Even the Rain Has Such Small Hands
Hayden Carruth
The Cows at Night
Robert Creeley
The Rain
e.e. cummings
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
        How Love Fled
Hayden Carruth
Testament
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Before You Came [trans. Naomi Lazard]
Thomas Hardy
A Broken Appointment
Edna St. Vincent Millay
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
Pierre de Ronsard
When you are old and grey and full of sleep [from Sonnets to Helen; trans
.       William Butler Yeats]
William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold [Sonnet 73]
Robert Ronnow
Late Summer
        Izle, Xyster, and Thalassacon
Ciaran Carson
Bagpipe Music
Alfred Corn
A Walrus Tusk from Alaska
Galway Kinnell
Why Regret?
Sharon Olds
Toth Farry
        Girls and Food and Men and Work and House
Ciaran Carson
Dresden
Robert Hass
Some of David's Story
William Matthews
Little Blue Nude
David Schubert
Midston House
Delmore Schwartz
All Clowns Are Masked and All Personae
Robert Ronnow
Shade
        Happiness, It Comes On Unexpectedly
Raymond Carver
Happiness
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Recuerdo
Czeslaw Milosz
A Song on the End of the World [trans Tony Milosz]
Jules Supervielle
Prophecy [trans. Patricia Terry]
Jalal al-din Rumi
Who Says Words with My Mouth [trans. John Moyne & Coleman Barks]
Ahmad Shamlou
Existence [trans. Zara Houshmand]
Robert Ronnow
Who should I thank?
        Decimate Us!
Raymond Carver
Wine
Alan Dugan
The Decimation Before Phraata
William Butler Yeats
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Robert Ronnow
Reverse Gestation
        My Brother, You Have Been Taken From Me
Catullus
By Strangers’ Coasts and Waters [trans. Robert Fitzgerald]
Robert Hass
Today his body is consigned to the flames [from August Notebook:
      A Death, 4]
Philip Levine
You Can Have It
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Little Brother Poem
Tu Fu
Dreaming of Li Po [trans. David Hinton]
Cesar Vallejo
To My Brother Miguel in Memoriam [trans. James Wright]
James Wright
The Flying Eagles of Troop 52
Robert Ronnow
Peace Out
        Now It's Tomorrow, As Usual
Richard Cecil
Internal Exile
David Chin
A Seven-Day Diary
Nora Dauenhauer
How to Make Good Baked Salmon from the River
James Schuyler
Dining Out with Doug and Frank
Robert Ronnow
The Canopy and Economy
        It Gets About the Size of a Watermelon Seed
Fred Chappell
Fast Ball
Robert Francis
Pitcher
        Speak, Speak
Fred Chappell
Heath at Two: Learning to Talk
Rhina P. Espaillat
Evan, Breathing
Robert Wrigley
Do You Love Me?
        Dappled Things
Fred Chappell
Moonswarm
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Pied Beauty
William Shakespeare
Why, Petruchio is coming in a new hat and an old jerkin [The Taming
      of the Shrew: III, ii, 43-71]
Walt Whitman
I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen [Song of Myself, 26]
Robert Ronnow
Caterpillar fur
        Like a Tiger Living In a Cramped Cave
Fred Chappell
Tiger in the Field of Flame Grass
Itaikkunrurkilar
His Legs Strong and Lithe [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans.
       George L. Hart III]
William Shakespeare
Now is the winter of our discontent [Richard III: I, i, 1-41]
Robert Ronnow
Get the Most Out of Life of Pi
        Light Is the Lion That Comes Down to Drink
Fred Chappell
Tiger in the Field of Flame Grass
Wallace Stevens
The Glass of Water
Robert Ronnow
Pokeweed Waits
        Meditation on a Bone
Mike Chasar
Conches on Christmas
Alfred Corn
A Walrus Tusk from Alaska
A.D. Hope
Meditation on a Bone
        Dismissed From Military Service
Dinos Christianopoulos
Dismissed from Military Service [trans. Kimon Friar]
Alan Dugan
Portrait From the Infantry
Perry Oldham
Noon
Robert Ronnow
Marines call
        Lord Let Me Suffer Much
Dinos Christianopoulos
Interval of Joy [trans. Kimon Friar]
Bernard Dadie
I Thank You God [trans. John O. Reed & Clive Wake]
Francis Jammes
A Prayer to Go to Heaven with the Donkeys [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Anna Kamienska
A Prayer That Will Be Answered [trans. Thomas P. Krzeszowski &
       Desmond Graham]
        I Was That Lonely
Chu Shu-chen
Morning [trans. Kenneth Rexroth]
Theodore Roethke
The Geranium
Robert Ronnow
Chinese Sonnets
        Its Silence Speaks For Me
Amy Clampitt
The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews
Robert Francis
Juniper
Robert Hayden
The Night-Blooming Cereus
Amy Lowell
The Weather-Cock Points South
William Carlos Williams
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower [Book I]
Robert Ronnow
Miniature Juniper
        Deep In Understory
Amy Clampitt
The Sun Underfoot Among the Sundews
Robert Frost
Birches
Bruce Hunter
The Scale
Marianne Moore
Smooth Gnarled Crape Myrtle
Robert Ronnow
We Like Trees
        The Geese Overhead Warring South
Henri Cole
The Prince Enters the Forest
Alan Dugan
Variation on a Theme by Stevens
Brendan Galvin
An Intermission
John Hollander
Swan and Shadow
Mary Oliver
The Swan
William Butler Yeats
The Wild Swans at Coole
Robert Ronnow
Geese in Winter
        It Is Him, My Leader, My Love
Billy Collins
Dharma
Thom Gunn
Yoko
        Cheerful in the Universal Darkness
Billy Collins
Lines Composed Over Three Thousand Miles From Tintern Abbey
Nissim Ezekiel
I met a man once [from Hymns in Darkness]
Walt Whitman
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
Robert Ronnow
Certain days
        Why Do Your Poems Give Me a Headache?
Billy Collins
Marginalia
Tony Hoagland
Grammar
William Matthews
A Poetry Reading at West Point
W.S. Merwin
Berryman
Roger Mitchell
Homage to Beatrix Potter
Robert Ronnow
Rereading
        The Wasp Knows Only What It Knows
Billy Collins
The Moment
Robert Francis
The Wasp
Robert Frost
A Considerable Speck
May Swenson
Unconscious Came a Beauty
        Keeping the Company of Time and Eternity
Billy Collins
The Moment
William Meredith
The American Living Room: A Tract
Howard Nemerov
A Singular Metamorphosis
Charles Simic
Mirrors at 4 A.M.
Reed Whittemore
Still Life
        This Is My Landscape
Billy Collins
A Sense of Place
John Hewitt
Landscape
Patrick Kavanagh
Tarry Flynn
Jules Supervielle
The House Surrounded [trans. Patricia Terry]
Robert Ronnow
How cool!
        A Hug Comes Over Me
Billy Collins
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
Tess Gallagher
The Hug
Gary Gildner
A Mouse
Louise Gluck
Hawk's Shadow
Sharon Olds
Greed and Agression
William Butler Yeats
Politics
Robert Ronnow
All Soft Feathers and Flight Muscles
        Death Is Indifferent to What Hide He Tans
Tristan Corbiere
Letter from Mexico [trans. William Meredith]
Keith Douglas
Vergissmeinnicht
Li Kuang-t'ien
A Dead Turk [trans. Kai-yu Hsu]
        One Train May Hide Another
Gregory Corso
Marriage
Kenneth Koch
One Train May Hide Another
Robert Ronnow
Cameron Diaz
        A Woman Like Me Once Had Hands Like These
Adelaide Crapsey
Amaze
Lorine Niedecker
You are my friend
        Signifying Nothing
Adelaide Crapsey
Trapped
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Spring
William Shakespeare
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow [Macbeth: V, v, 19-28]
Robert Ronnow
Adnate to the Funicle
        The Mouth of One Just Dead
Adelaide Crapsey
Triad
Donald Justice
Cool Dark Ode [from Three Odes, 1]
        O Love, Where Are You Leading Me Now?
Robert Creeley
Kore
Louise Gluck
Mock Orange
Bruce Hunter
Manta Ray
        Group Photo
Jeremy Cronin
Group Photo from Pretoria Local on the Occasion of a Fourth
     Anniversary (Never Taken)
Ted Hughes
Wilfred Owen's Photographs
Wilfred Owen
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Heberto Padilla
Landscapes [trans. Alastair Reid & Andrew Hurley]
Reed Whittemore
On Looking Through a Photo Album (of Viet Cong Prisoners)
Robert Ronnow
America the seeing-eye dog
        A Person Is a Person Because of Other People
Jeremy Cronin
Motho Ke Motho Ka Batho Babang (A Person Is a Person Because
     of Other People)
Etheridge Knight
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital
        She Is Terrible! Lying at His Feet
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
But Venus first [from First Dream; trans. Samuel Beckett]
Mona Van Duyn
A View
        Jim Crow
Countee Cullen
Incident
Langston Hughes
Merry-Go-Round
        Incident
Countee Cullen
Incident
Dana Gioia
Summer Storm
        Strangers Would Have Shut the Doors
e.e. cummings
anyone lived in a pretty how town
David Lee
Benediction
Heather McHugh
Take Care
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Mr. Flood’s Party
Robert Ronnow
Anomie
        They Do Not Give A Shit For Wit
e.e. cummings
the boys i mean are not refined
Robert Ronnow
At Basketball
        Flipper, Fin and Finger
Averill Curdy
Dark Room
Emily Dickinson
The Brain–is wider than than the Sky–
Rhina P. Espaillat
"Hard Sciences"
William Meredith
Walter Jenks' Bath
Pattiann Rogers
The Origin of Order
Robert Ronnow
Sub-atomic particles
        Every Year Without Knowing It
Robert Desnos
Mid-Way [trans. William Kulik & Carole Frankel]
Robert Francis
Simple Death
W.S. Merwin
For the Anniversary of My Death
Nelly Sachs
Line Like [trans. Michael Hamburger]
Cesar Vallejo
Black Stone on Top of a White Stone [trans. Thomas Merton]
Robert Ronnow
Sunset
        One's Pretty Lively When Ruined
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
The Unfaithful Wife [trans. Paul Muldoon]
Paul Durcan
The Haulier's Wife Meets Jesus on the Road Near Moone
Donald Hall
When the Young Husband
Thomas Hardy
The Ruined Maid
Bruce Hunter
Sardinia
        The Peaceful Animals, Close to God
James Dickey
The Heaven of Animals
Robert Francis
The Seed Eaters
Francis Jammes
A Prayer to Go to Heaven with the Donkeys [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Yusef Komunyakaa
Eclogue at Twilight
David Ray
A Few for the Peacock Outside My Window
Umberto Saba
To My Wife [trans. Felix Stefanile]
Robert Ronnow
Black-capped Chickadees
        The Cataract of Death
Emily Dickinson
After great pain, a formal feeling comes
Thomas Hardy
Afterwards
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mezzo Cammin
John Masefield
There, on the Darkened Deathbed
William Shakespeare
When I have seen by time's fell hand defaced [Sonnet 64]
Robert Ronnow
Sunset
        A Green Thought In a Green Shade
Emily Dickinson
As imperceptibly as Grief
Tom Koontz
The Gift
Andrew Marvell
Thoughts in a Garden
Gary Snyder
Three Deer One Coyote Running in the Snow
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
Robert Ronnow
White Waits
        Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death
Rhina P. Espaillat
Trick or Treat [from Three for the Bones]
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Donald Justice
Incident in a Rose Garden (2)
W.S. Merwin
Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
Robert Ronnow
Brother Death
        Far From the Ailing Earth
Emily Dickinson
I taste a liquor never brewed–
Tom Disch
March
Robert Francis
Clouds
Homer
Sweet pleasing Sleep! (Saturnia thus began) [The Iliad, XIV: 266-416,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
William Butler Yeats
The Fiddler of Dooney
Robert Ronnow
Jet, cracked paint, tea
        Strange Meeting
Emily Dickinson
I died for Beauty–but was scarce
Wilfrid Owen
Strange Meeting
        I Hear the Minute Hand Moving
Emily Dickinson
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
Denise Levertov
Living
Derek Mahon
Craigvara House
Sharon Olds
Life with Sick Kids
Charles Simic
Watch Repair
Robert Ronnow
No cows to look at
        The Fact of Dying
Emily Dickinson
My Life had stood–a Loaded Gun
William Empson
Ignorance of Death
Robert Francis
Past Tense
Jack Gilbert
Michiko Dead
Naomi Shihab Nye
Making a Fist
Robert Ronnow
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
        There Are Those Who Say It Will Fall On Us
Emily Dickinson
Sweet Mountains–Ye tell me no lie–
W.S. Merwin
The Mountain
Naomi Shihab Nye
Negotiations with a Volcano
        O Wild West Wind
Emily Dickinson
There came a Wind like a Bugle
Alan Dugan
On an East Wind from the Wars
Theodore Roethke
Big Wind
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ode to the West Wind
Algernon Charles Swinburne
When the Hounds of Spring Are on Winter's Traces [from Atalanta
      in Calydon]
Robert Ronnow
Injury
        That Bears the Human Soul
Emily Dickinson
There is no Frigate like a Book
Robert Frost
Unharvested
        How One Day Coaxes Itself Out of Another
Emily Dickinson
There's a certain slant of light
Robert Francis
Emergence
Thomas Hardy
Afternoon Service at Mellstock
Denise Levertov
The Mutes
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
How oft in schoolboy days
Robert Ronnow
All Soft Feathers and Flight Muscles
        Were I With Thee
Emily Dickinson
Wild Nights–Wild Nights!
Mira Bai
My love is in my house [trans. Willis Barnstone & Usha Nilsson]
        Horselum, Bridelum, Ridelum
Tom Disch
C [from MCMLXXXIV]
Homer
Automedon and Alcimus prepare [The Iliad, XIX: 426-471, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
Maxine Hong Kingston
Idea!: Four-word poems!
Wislawa Szymborska
The Joy of Writing [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Rabindranath Tagore
On My Birthday [trans. William Radice]
Robert Ronnow
Four Word Poems
        I Shall Bolt My Door
Tom Disch
How to Behave when Dead
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Moriturus
Elinor Wylie
Prophecy
Robert Ronnow
Negotiation
        A Rough Plain Hearse
Tom Disch
In Defense of Forest Lawn
Seamus Heaney
Funeral Rites
Bruce Hunter
The Funeral
William Carlos Williams
Tract
        Two Thousand Feet Above the Creek
Tom Disch
Ode on the Source of the Clitumnus
Bruce Hunter
Two O'Clock Creek
Gary Snyder
Above Pate Valley
Robert Ronnow
Under Mummy Mountain
        Oh How Slow
Tom Disch
Swimming
Robert Ronnow
Born Again
        Nothing More Terrible, Nothing More True
John Donne
A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day
Philip Larkin
Aubade
Sean O Riordain
Claustrophobia [trans. Patrick Crotty]
Robert Ronnow
I prefer to sleep and dream
        To His Coy Mistress
John Donne
To His Mistress Going to Bed
Robert Herrick
Corinna's Going A-Maying
Andrew Marvell
To His Coy Mistress
        You Can Make No More Of Me
Keith Douglas
Time Eating
Stevie Smith
God the Eater
        Then Waltzed Me Off To Bed
Rita Dove
Fox Trot Fridays
Theodore Roethke
My Papa's Waltz
William Carlos Williams
Danse Russe
        The Oldest Element in Her Universe
Norman Dubie
A Grandfather’s Last Letter
Ted Hughes
Ravens
Howard Kogan
Bailey at the Museum
David Ray
In the Gallery Room
The Waves
William Stafford
With Kit, Age 7, At the Beach
William Carlos Williams
The Turtle
Robert Ronnow
The Poet’s Family at Her Funeral
        They've Come From All Parts of the World
Norman Dubie
Of Politics & Art
Robert Francis
Farm Boy after Summer
Tony Hoagland
Grammar
Bruce Hunter
What My Students Teach Me
Al Zolynas
Love in the Classroom
        Gold, Near Gold, Off-Gold, Ultra-Golden
Carol Ann Duffy
Mrs Midas
Robert Francis
Gold
Robert Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Ogden Nash
Very Like a Whale
William Shakespeare
So may the outward shows be least themselves [The Merchant of
      Venice: III, ii, 73-107]
William Butler Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium
Robert Ronnow
Nineteen Minutes to Bedtime
        Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements
Alan Dugan
Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements, After Asoka
Aaron Fogel
The Printer’s Error
        The Spirit-Wine of a Singing Line
Paul Laurence Dunbar
A Choice
Lisel Mueller
When I Am Asked
Gary Snyder
What You Should Know to Be a Poet
Wallace Stevens
The Planet on the Table
Robert Ronnow
Can poetry matter
        The Tempest Will Be Short
Paul Laurence Dunbar
He Had His Dream
Rhina P. Espaillat
On Rereading a Sonnet Written in 1951
Robert Ronnow
The World Without the Self
        You Can't Teach Disbelief to a Child
Stephen Dunn
At the Smithville Methodist Church
Galway Kinnell
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
Ronald Wallace
The Facts of Life
        While She Sleeps
Stephen Dunn
The Routine Things Around the House
Robert Francis
While I Slept
Seamus Heaney
In Memoriam M.K.H. (1911-1984) [from Clearances, 3]
Robert Ronnow
Mom's Eulogy
        Inferno
Paul Durcan
We resided in a Loreto convent in the centre of Dublin city [from Six
    Nuns Die in Convent Inferno, I]
Robert Pinsky
Shirt
        I'm Damn Sick of Ape
Russell Edson
Ape
Moishe Leib Halpern
Man, That Ape [trans. John Hollander]
Paul Muldoon
Why Brownlee Left
Gary Soto
Practicing Eulogies
Bruce Weigl
The Last Lie
Terence Winch
Mysteries
Robert Ronnow
Morsel of Biomass
        Naming of Parts
Gunter Eich
Inventory [trans. Joshua Mehigan]
Henry Reed
Lessons of the War
Robert Ronnow
Shape of the Institution
        He Trembled Like a Heatwave and Faded
T.S. Eliot
Little Gidding
Seamus Heaney
Personal Helicon
Czeslaw Milosz
Cafe [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
William Butler Yeats
The Host of the Air
        The Beginning and the End
T.S. Eliot
Little Gidding
Walt Whitman
I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning
       and the end [Song of Myself, 3]
Robert Ronnow
Fundamental Physics
        The Unpromoted Flower
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Rhodora
Robert Francis
Spicebush and Witch-Hazel
Stellaria
Bruce Hunter
Magnolia Fraseri Walt
Robert Ronnow
Rhodora in Winter
        At Fourteen I Married My Lord You
John Ennis
Alice of Daphne, 1799
Richard Jones
Wan Chu's Wife in Bed
Dorianne Laux
The Shipfitter's Wife
Li Po
The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter [trans. Ezra Pound]
Mayumi Tanaka
A Sneeze [trans. Naoshi Koriyama & Edward Lueders]
Yosano Akiko
What shall I wear to sleep in alone? [from The Channel Boat; trans.
       Janine Beichman]
        How a Brave Man Dies on the Tree
John Ennis
The Road to Patmos
George Herbert
The Bag
X.J. Kennedy
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
Ezra Pound
Ballad of the Goodly Fere
John Crowe Ransom
Captain Carpenter
Robert Ronnow
The Shootist
        Pre-revolution Americans
Louise Erdrich
Captivity
Albert Goldbarth
A Song about Colonial Times [from A Continuum, 4]
Stomackes
Robert Hayden
Middle Passage [Part I]
Susan Howe
The Falls Fight [from Articulation of Sound Forms in Time]
        There Is No Capital of the World
Rhina P. Espaillat
Bread
Langston Hughes
Afro-American Fragment
Emma Lazarus
The New Colossus
Campbell McGrath
El Balserito
Czeslaw Milosz
Bypassing rue Descartes [trans. Renata Gorczynski & Robert Hass]
Robert Ronnow
Immigration
        I Set Her Down Among the Boys
Rhina P. Espaillat
Circling the Jellyfish
Sharon Olds
The One Girl at the Boys Party
        Nothing Afterward the Same
Rhina P. Espaillat
Contingencies
Edna St. Vincent Millay
If I should learn, in some quite casual way
        Nobody Praises Pigeons
Rhina P. Espaillat
A Eulogy, Maybe
William Meredith
The Jain Bird Hospital in Delhi
Alastair Reid
Pigeons
Richard Wilbur
After the Last Bulletins
        Spend Yourself Now
Rhina P. Espaillat
Guidelines
Robert Ronnow
To Have Loved Mary
        Between My Reason and My Heart
Rhina P. Espaillat
Impasse: Glose
Howard Nemerov
Style
James Tate
Bona Fides
Robert Ronnow
Either Way
        Wrestling With My God
Rhina P. Espaillat
On the Avenue
George Herbert
The Collar
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Carrion Comfort
Robert Ronnow
Oh Pilot Me
        The Line Between Prose and Poetry
Rhina P. Espaillat
On the Impossibility of Translation
Robert Francis
Catch
Archibald MacLeish
Ars Poetica
Howard Nemerov
Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry
Robert Ronnow
Prose
        Your Silver's Gone
Rhina P. Espaillat
This Is To Tell You
David Ray
Estate Sale
William Carlos Williams
This Is Just to Say
Robert Ronnow
Cleaning Out Their House
        Black and White and Black
Rhina P. Espaillat
Two Nuns at the Mall
Robert Francis
He died at eighty. Out in the fields that summer [Four Men, IV]
Robert Frost
The Onset
Tom Koontz
A Face of Winter
W.S. Merwin
The Helmsmen
        Blessed To Be Ordinary
Rhina P. Espaillat
Vignette
Sappho
On your dazzling throne, Aphrodite [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Robert Ronnow
Watching Homer Struggle
        Content With Any Segment Anywhere He Sits
Nissim Ezekiel
I met a man once [from Hymns in Darkness]
Robert Francis
Part for the Whole
Two Glories
Robert Ronnow
In a Day
        To His Lady
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
The Love I Gave You Once [trans. Mahbub-ul-Haq]
Nazim Hikmet
Letter from My Wife [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Giacomo Leopardi
To His Lady [trans. Jonathan Galassi]
Pablo Neruda
Dead Woman [trans.Brian Cole]
Umberto Saba
To My Wife [trans. Felix Stefanile]
Ramon Lopez Velarde
Because of this Modest Style [trans. Michael Schmidt]
Robert Ronnow
To Eat a Continent Is Not So Strange
        Under the End of a Rainbow
Padraic Fallon
Gurteen [from Three Houses, I]
Ted Hughes
Birth of Rainbow
Patrick Kavanagh
Shancoduff
        Penelope
Padraic Fallon
Kiltarten Legend
Yannis Ritsos
Penelope's Despair [trans. Edmund Keeley]
        Speech Against Stone
Carolyn Forche
The Museum of Stones
Charles Martin
Speech Against Stone
Richard Wilbur
A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra
        Thousands Have Died Since Dawn
Franco Fortini
Far Away, Far Away . . . [trans. Geoffrey Brock]
Thomas Hardy
The Eve of Waterloo
Miroslav Holub
The fly [trans. George Theiner]
Derek Mahon
The Snow Party
James Schuyler
May, 1972
Louis Simpson
The Riders Held Back
        Blue Jays
Robert Francis
Bluejays
Pattiann Rogers
The Next Story
Robert Ronnow
Crows, bluejays and pigeons
        One Flower At A Time, Please
Robert Francis
Bouquets
The Forced Forsythia
Robert Ronnow
Courage
        Slow As April Earth
Robert Francis
Boy Sleeping
Alexander Pope
Solitude
Robert Ronnow
Home Schooling
        Here Where the Dead Lie Hidden
Robert Francis
Hide-and-Seek
Thomas Hardy
Copying Architecture in an Old Minster
Philip Larkin
Church Going
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
Walt Whitman
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods
Robert Ronnow
The Recent and Long Dead
        Out of Endurance, Exaltation
Robert Francis
Monadnock
Anthony Hecht
A Hill
George Herbert
The Pilgrimage
Mona Van Duyn
A View
        Another Latitude, Another Mind?
Robert Francis
New England Mind
Cathal O Searcaigh
A Runaway Cow  [trans. Patrick Crotty]
Robert Ronnow
East Harlem to the Grand Tetons
        I Have Seen No Deity
Robert Francis
Nothing Is Far
George Herbert
Redemption
William Meredith
The Jain Bird Hospital in Delhi
Pattiann Rogers
The Objects of Immortality
William Shakespeare
Tell me good Brutus, can you see your face? [Julius Caesar: I, ii, 51-177]
Robert Ronnow
Upside Down the Ancient Bole
        It Was Snowing
Robert Francis
Old Roofs
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Victor Hugo
Expiation [Part 1; trans. Louis Simpson]
Derek Mahon
The Snow Party
Richard Wilbur
First Snow in Alsace
Robert Ronnow
The Art of Appreciating Snow
        Firefly Jewelweed
Robert Francis
Silent Poem
Tom Koontz
It's Nothing, Really
Charles North
Air and Angels
Andrei Voznesensky
Darkmotherscream [trans. Robert Bly & Vera Dunham]
Robert Ronnow
blueberries
        To Stop Without a Farmhouse Near
Robert Francis
The Stile
Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Ronnow
Night Drive Home
        Brilliant Day Turns To Night
Robert Francis
Two Glories
Christian Morgenstern
The Daynightlamp [trans. William Snodgrass]
Robert Ronnow
Nineteen Minutes to Bedtime
        Autumn
Robert Frost
After Apple-Picking
Thomas Hardy
Shortening Days at the Homestead
Rainer Maria Rilke
Autumn Day [trans. John Felstiner]
Robert Ronnow
The Perfect Year
        Good To Be So Flawed
Robert Frost
Departmental
George Herbert
Love
Josephine Miles
Government Injunction Restraining Harlem Cosmetic Co.
Marilyn Murray
Imagine a Heart
David Ray
The Knowledge
Wislawa Szymborska
The End and the Beginning [trans. Joanna Trzeciak]
Robert Ronnow
Organization man
        Spider
Robert Frost
Design
E.B. White
Natural History
Walt Whitman
A Noiseless Patient Spider
James Wright
The Journey
        Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
Robert Frost
Mending Wall
Robinson Jeffers
Carmel Point
Robert Ronnow
Wetland Song
        The World Without the Self
Robert Frost
The Most of It
David Ray
Tableaux
Robert Ronnow
Electron Herders
        What Man Has Made of Man
Robert Frost
The Oven Bird
William Wordsworth
Lines Written in Early Spring
Robert Ronnow
Birding by Ear
        You Come Too
Robert Frost
The Pasture
Czeslaw Milosz
Encounter [trans.Czeslaw Milosz & Lillian Vallee]
        My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun
Robert Frost
The Silken Tent
Ben Jonson
Her Triumph
William Shakespeare
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun [Sonnet 130]
Charles Simic
My Beloved
        One Must Have a Mind of Winter
Robert Frost
The Wood-Pile
Wallace Stevens
The Snow Man
John Wain
Reason for Not Writing Orthodox Nature Poetry
Robert Ronnow
Nature’s Intelligent Partner
        This Is Our Body
Tess Gallagher
Each Bird Walking
Seido Ray Ronci
Snow
Gary Snyder
The Bath
        Sing Lullaby
George Gascoigne
Gascoigne’s Lullaby
The Green Knight's Farewell to Fancy
Robert Ronnow
The snail will get to Easter just as soon
        What Peaches and What Penumbras!
Allen Ginsberg
A Supermarket in California
Howard Nemerov
Lobsters
Robert Ronnow
Supermarket Celebration
        Summer Storm
Dana Gioia
Summer Storm
Louis Simpson
Summer Storm
        Their Ancient, Glittering Eyes Are Gay
Louise Gluck
Celestial Music
Albert Goldbarth
12th Century Chinese Painting with a Few Dozen Seal Imprints
      Across It
Bruce Hunter
Spring Opening–Lock Four
Derek Mahon
The Snow Party
William Butler Yeats
Lapis Lazuli
Robert Ronnow
Penetrating the Unknown
        A House of Mercy
Louise Gluck
Widows
Robert Hass
The Dry Mountain Air
Naomi Shihab Nye
Office 337, Wheeler Hall, Berkeley
Theodore Roethke
Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze
Stevie Smith
A House of Mercy
Robert Ronnow
October Sky
        Different Ways to Pray
Albert Goldbarth
Sumerian Votive Figurines [from Ancient Musics]
George Herbert
Prayer
William H. Matchett
Quaker Funeral
Naomi Shihab Nye
Different Ways to Pray
Sean O Riordain
Mount Melleray [trans. Patrick Crotty]
Robert Ronnow
The Perfect Year
        Get the Cement Truck Into the Poem
Albert Goldbarth
Things I've Put in This Poem
Donald Hall
Ox Cart Man
Tony Hoagland
Cement Truck
Ted Hughes
Tractor
Marianne Moore
Elephants
Robert Ronnow
All the Worlds There Are
        That Dey Road No Pave
Lorna Goodison
The Road of the Dread
W.S. Merwin
The Approaches
Robert Ronnow
This World of Dew
        In the Corner Missed By the Mower
Jorge Guillen
The Horses [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Tom Koontz
In Such a Light
Theodore Roethke
The Far Field
Edward Thomas
Tall Nettles
Robert Ronnow
Under-sky sleeping, bone keeping
        Uncle Dog
Thom Gunn
Yoko
Carolyn Kizer
Bitch
Tom Koontz
Currrr
William Matthews
Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog
Robert Sward
Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9
        She Could Bind the World's Winds
Marilyn Hacker
Rune of the Finland Woman
Llywarch Hen
The Head of Urien [a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli Court'
      aka Lewis Turco]
        No One We Knew Had Ever Stopped a Train
Corrine Hales
Power
Robert Ronnow
Peaches
        A Stone Look on the Stone's Face
Donald Hall
Prophecy
C.S. Lewis
The Late Passenger
Derek Mahon
The Globe in North Carolina
Robert Pinsky
The Figured Wheel
Richard Wilbur
Advice to a Prophet
Robert Ronnow
The Terminator
        Demon or Bird?
Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush
Robinson Jeffers
Fire on the Hills
Hurt Hawks
John Keats
Ode to a Nightingale
Percy Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark
Walt Whitman
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
Robert Ronnow
Communicating the Bird
        He Works His Work, I Mine
Heather Hartley
Elegy in India Ink
George Herbert
Time
William H. Matchett
Reclaiming the Strawberries
Cesare Pavese
South Seas [trans. Willam Arrowsmith]
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ulysses
Robert Ronnow
Defiance
        I Shall Call Her Peace
Robert Hass
Horace: Three Imitations
Michael Longley
Peace
        I Come To Be Useful and To Entertain
Robert Hass
Paschal Lamb
William H. Matchett
Boxing the VW
Naomi Shihab Nye
Catalogue Army
Delmore Schwartz
Pleasure [from Coriolanus and His Mother]
William Shakespeare
Do thou stand for my father and examine me upon the particulars of
     my life [1 Henry IV: II, iv, 376-481]
Robert Ronnow
Good at Marketing
        What Love Meant
Robert Hass
Sonnet
Howard Kogan
The Way We Met
Edna St. Vincent Millay
This beast that rends me in the sight of all
Theodore Roethke
I Knew a Woman
Sappho
Honestly I wish I were dead! [trans. Willis Barnstone]
W.D. Snodgrass
Mementos, 1
Robert Ronnow
When Peg Laughs Like Liz
        Without a Single Word and Slapped Me Hard
Robert Hass
A Story About the Body
Stanley Kunitz
The Portrait
        A Coal Fire in Winter
Robert Hayden
Those Winter Sundays
Thomas McGrath
A Coal Fire in Winter
Charles Reznikoff
Outside the night was cold, the snow was deep [from Testimony]
Robert Ronnow
Silence of winter
        My Father Hated Weakness
Robert Hayden
Those Winter Sundays
Alden Nowlan
Weakness
Theodore Roethke
My Papa's Waltz
Anne Sexton
All My Pretty Ones
Belle Waring
Before Penicillin
        Bog Queen
Seamus Heaney
Bog Queen
Gary Soto
How Things Work
David Wagoner
Leaving Something Behind
Robert Ronnow
The Rwandan dead
        No Light
Anthony Hecht
"More Light, More Light!"
William Matthews
Bystanders
Isaac Rosenberg
Dead Man's Dump
Siamanto
The Dance [trans. Peter Balakian & Nevart Yaghlian]
Robert Ronnow
The Burning of the Jews
        Kingly and Grand
Llywarch Hen
The Head of Urien [a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli Court'
      aka Lewis Turco]
Al-Khansa
On Her Brother Sakhr [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Okkur Macatti
What Her Girlfriend Said to Her [trans. A.K. Ramanujan]
        Elected Silence
George Herbert
Prayer
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Habit of Perfection
Edna St. Vincent Millay
I will put Chaos into fourteen lines
Theodore Roethke
What Can I Tell My Bones?
Robert Ronnow
Bone Music
        Mother Tongue
Zbigniew Herbert
Mr. Cogito–The Return [trans. John Carpenter & Bogdana Carpenter]
Czeslaw Milosz
My Faithful Mother Tongue [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Robert Hass]
        A Prayer to Go to Heaven
Zbigniew Herbert
Report from Paradise [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Peter Dale Scott]
Francis Jammes
A Prayer to Go to Heaven with the Donkeys [trans. Richard Wilbur]
William Meredith
A Vision of Good Secrets
Mary Ruefle
Kiss of the Sun
Robert Ronnow
The Happy Tectonics
        Cellblock
Nazim Hikmet
About Mount Uludag [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Etheridge Knight
The Idea of Ancestry
        It's My Lunch Hour, So I Go for a Walk
Nazim Hikmet
The Evening Walk [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Giacomo Leopardi
Saturday Night in the Village [trans. Robert Lowell]
Frank O'Hara
A Step Away from Them
Gary Snyder
A Walk
Robert Ronnow
Something
        Living Is No Joke
Nazim Hikmet
On Living [trans. Deniz Perin]
Robert Ronnow
Material Life
        Not Even Worth Mentioning
Nazim Hikmet
Since I Was Thrown Inside [trans. Deniz Perin]
Robert Ronnow
Gently unexpressed
        No Day Is Right For the Apocalypse
Homer
As when the winds, ascending by degrees [The Iliad, IV: 478-542, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
William Matthews
The Waste Carpet
W.S. Merwin
The Last One
Robert Ronnow
Change
        Facing Death Was How They Knew They Were Alive
Homer
Why comes Aeneas thro' the ranks so far? [The Iliad, XX: 214-307,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
Cathal O Searcaigh
The Clay Pipes  [trans. Seamus Heaney]
Rainer Maria Rilke
The Man Watching [trans. Robert Bly]
Maurice Riordan
A Word from the Loki
Robert Ronnow
Anyone who wants to fight me all the time
        A Sensible Emptiness
A.D. Hope
Australia
Richard Wilbur
"A World Without Objects is a Sensible Emptiness"
        My Train Pulled Out
A.D. Hope
Observation Car
Philip Larkin
The Whitsun Weddings
Louis MacNeice
To Wales once more, though not on holiday now [from Autumn Sequel,
    Canto XX]
        Sickness Broke Him
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Felix Randal
W.D. Snodgrass
A Flat One
David Wagoner
Curtains
        War Prayer
Julia Ward Howe
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
David Ray
To a Child of Baghdad
Mark Twain
The War Prayer
Robert Ronnow
Until the fight is done
        You Are My One God
Andrew Hudgins
Praying Drunk
Akka Mahadevi
Riding the blue sapphire mountains [trans. A.K. Ramanujan]
Mira Bai
Let me see you [trans. Willis Barnstone & Usha Nilsson]
Frank O'Hara
To the Harbormaster
Stevie Smith
God the Eater
        What If, Tomorrow
Sam Hudson
The Isle Is Full of Noises
E.J. Pratt
Come Not the Seasons Here
Robert Ronnow
Almost Spring
        What Were They Like?
Langston Hughes
Harlem
Denise Levertov
What Were They Like?
        Life Is Fine!
Langston Hughes
Life Is Fine
Galway Kinnell
Why Regret?
Denise Levertov
Living
Robert Ronnow
Life is not a curse
        An Unholy Mist Rises From the Pit
Bruce Hunter
They Dream of Being Gardeners
William Shakespeare
What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright or
       the carpenter? [Hamlet: V, i, 41-216]
        Therefore I Decided to Live a Long Time
Ibaragi Noriko
When I Was Prettiest in My Life [trans. Naoshi Koriyama & Edward
       Lueders]
Yuan Mei
Last Poem: Goodbye to My Garden [trans. J.P. Seaton]
Robert Ronnow
Is it stress
        One Bare Foot
Lady Izumi Shikibu
You told me it was [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Sulpicia
Have you heard? The troubles [trans. Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone]
Vidya
On Makeshift Bedding [from The Vidyakara Anthology; trans. Andrew
      Schelling]
        The Bone Shop of the Heart
Robinson Jeffers
The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
William Butler Yeats
The Circus Animals' Desertion
Robert Ronnow
Bone Music
        Strange Hospitality
Robinson Jeffers
Fawn's Foster-Mother
Elena Shvarts
Remembrance of Strange Hospitality [trans. Michael Molnar]
Robert Ronnow
Urination, don't take it for granted
        Never May the Anarchic Man Find Rest at My Hearth
Robinson Jeffers
Shine, Perishing Republic
Louis Simpson
The Inner Part
Sophocles
Numberless are the world’s wonders [Chorus from Antigone; trans
       Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald]
Robert Ronnow
Love and Death and Governance
        The Bones of His Dwindling Father
Richard Jones
Sky Funeral
Li-Young Lee
Persimmons
Michael Longley
Laertes [from Homeric Poems]
Robert Ronnow
Much like living
        Lying Here Quietly
Richard Jones
The Loft
Kenneth Rexroth
Quietly
        Better Be Born Seven Times
Attila Jozsef
The Seventh [trans. John Batki]
Wislawa Szymborska
A Contribution to Statistics [trans. Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh]
Cesar Vallejo
The anger that breaks a man down into boys [trans. Robert Bly]
Robert Ronnow
Born Again
        Life Draws a Bird
Roberto Juarroz
Life draws a tree [trans. W.S. Merwin]
Greg Pape
Birds of Detroit
Lucia Perillo
Shrike Tree
Sylvia Plath
Black Rook in Rainy Weather
Wallace Stevens
No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
Robert Ronnow
Words for Birds
        Left Out of the Scene Forever
Donald Justice
Anonymous Drawing
William H. Matchett
Deathwatch
Frank Ormsby
My Careful Life
Charles Simic
The Lesson
James Tate
Inspiration
Robert Ronnow
Derivatives with Limits
        The Nival Heaven of the Himalayas
Donald Justice
Here in Katmandu
William Matthews
Scenic View
Robert Ronnow
Earth
        A Great Transverse Tear
Donald Justice
Mule Team and Poster
Philip Larkin
Sunny Prestatyn
Charles Martin
Sharks at the New York Aquarium
Frank O'Hara
Why I am not a Painter
Heberto Padilla
Landscapes [trans. Alastair Reid & Andrew Hurley]
        Old Man
Donald Justice
A Winter Ode to the Old Men of Lummus Park, Miami, Florida
Roger Mitchell
Why We're Here
Cesare Pavese
Instinct [trans. Norman Thomas di Giovanni]
Po Chu-i
On Being Sixty [trans. Arthur Waley]
        Before My Helpless Sight
Kakkaipirtiniyar Naccellaiyar
Many Said [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans. George L. Hart III]
Wilfred Owen
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Siamanto
The Dance [trans. Peter Balakian & Nevart Yaghlian]
Walt Whitman
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
        Let Me Buy a Red Painted Boat and Carry You Away
Orhan Veli Kanik
Rumors [trans. Murat Nemet-Nejat]
Sappho
Some say cavalry and others claim [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Wu Tsao
For the Courtesan Ch'ing Lin [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
        To Find an Argument in a Straw
Patrick Kavanagh
Epic
William Shakespeare
How all occasions do inform against me [Hamlet: IV, iv, 32-66]
Robert Ronnow
Anyone who wants to fight me all the time
        Your Own Breath To Listen To
Patrick Kavanagh
Inniskeen Road: July Evening
Charles Simic
The Immortal
Robert Ronnow
Absolutely Smooth Mustard
        When I . . .
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
William Shakespeare
When I have seen by time's fell hand defaced [Sonnet 64]
Walt Whitman
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
        This Close
Jane Kenyon
The Shirt
Dorianne Laux
This Close
Sharon Olds
Last Night
Kenneth Rexroth
The Love Poems of Marichiko [IV, VII, IX, XXV, XXVII, XXXI, XXXII,
       XXXIII, XXXIV]
Anna Swir
The First Madrigal [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
Vikatanitamba
When He Pressed His Lips [trans. Steve Kowit]
        Lieutenant! This Corpse Will Not Stop Burning!
Galway Kinnell
The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible
Bruce Weigl
Burning Shit at An Khe
        It Is Better to Say 'I Am Suffering' Than to Say 'This
             Landscape is Ugly'
Carolyn Kizer
The Intruder
Howard Kogan
Winter Wren
Heather McHugh
The Matter Over
        What a Beautiful Couple We Were!
Carolyn Kizer
Summer Near the River
Nguyen Gia Thieu
Sorrows of an Abandoned Queen [trans. Nguyen Ngoc Bich]
Okot p'Bitek
The Woman with Whom I Share My Husband [from Song of Lawino, 2]
Kenneth Rexroth
The Love Poems of Marichiko [IV, VII, IX, XXV, XXVII, XXXI, XXXII,
       XXXIII, XXXIV]
        Two Neat Geometries Drawn in the Weather
Hester Knibbe
Last Night [trans. Jacquelyn Pope]
Tom Koontz
A Face of Winter
Norman MacCaig
So many summers
May Swenson
The Wave and the Dune
        No Birds Are Winging
Etheridge Knight
To Make a Poem in Prison
Nguyen Chi Thien
A Jungle Night [trans. Huyng Sanh Thong]
Irina Ratushinskaya
But only not to think [trans. David McDuff]
        Vietnam Memorial
Yusef Komunyakaa
Facing It
Ray A. Young Bear
Wadasa Nakamoon, Vietnam Memorial
        When Every Boulevard Led to the End of the World
Tom Koontz
from a letter, Sarajevo...
Marko Vesovic
Immortal Instant [trans. Chris Agee]
        My 18-Year-Old Son Took Off for the East
Steve Kowit
The Prodigal Son’s Brother
Maxine Kumin
The Bangkok Gong
W.S. Merwin
Yesterday
Marcia Southwick
A Portrait of Larry with Trogons
Robert Ronnow
Lazy, Happy
        I Became a Wanderer
Valery Larbaud
Images [trans. William Jay Smith]
Philip Levine
Salami
Mina Loy
Three Moments in Paris
So Chongju
Wanderer’s Bouquet [trans. David R. McCann]
William Butler Yeats
The Song of Wandering Aengus
Robert Ronnow
Ricardo’s Lunch
        The Mornings Run Their Course
Philip Larkin
Aubade
Irving Layton
An Aubade
Cesare Pavese
Grappa in September [trans. William Arrowsmith]
Robert Ronnow
Morning Chores
        The Long Journey Towards Oblivion
Philip Larkin
Aubade
D.H. Lawrence
The Ship of Death
Mina Loy
Parturition
Paulinaq
Death Song for Aijuk, Dreamed by Paulinaq [trans. W.E. Calvert]
Robert Ronnow
Man’s Machines
        O Wha's the Bride?
D.H. Lawrence
A Youth Mowing
Hugh MacDiarmid
O Wha’s the Bride?
        How We Go On
Li-Young Lee
The Hammock
William H. Matchett
Ivory-Bill
William Matthews
107th and Amsterdam
Czeslaw Milosz
A Felicitous Life [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Peter Dale Scott]
Gary Snyder
Axe Handles
David Wagoner
Staying Alive
Robert Ronnow
Let's work the problem
        How Will I Hide?
Brad Leithauser
Angel
Denise Levertov
Living
Christian Morgenstern
Korf's Joke [trans. R.F.C. Hull]
Lorine Niedecker
As praiseworthy
May Swenson
Question
Robert Ronnow
The Self
        The Old Ones Tend the Fire
Brad Leithauser
Furnishings of the Moon
Robert Ronnow
Night
        The People of Vietnam
Denise Levertov
What Were They Like?
Richard M. Mishler
Ceremony
Reed Whittemore
On Looking Through a Photo Album (of Viet Cong Prisoners)
        Do I Live Entire and Does It Suffice?
Philip Levine
Keats in California
David Ray
Travelling and Sitting Still
Wislawa Szymborska
A Great Number [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Robert Ronnow
Avoiding beautiful September
        Whether You Part From Home or Prison
Cecil Day Lewis
Departure in the Dark
William Shakespeare
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes [Sonnet 29]
A.E. Stallings
On Visiting a Borrowed Country House in Arcadia
Robert Ronnow
The seasons inure us to loss
        Sorrow Sorrow Pain Pain
Li Ch'ing-chao
A Weary Song to a Slow Sad Tune [trans. Kenneth Rexroth]
Wu Tsao
Bitter rain in my courtyard [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
Robert Ronnow
Not enough heat
        Such Skill in Distribution to Every Pocket of Life
Laurence Lieberman
The Coral Reef
William H. Matchett
Water Ouzel
Marianne Moore
The Fish
Richard Murphy
Seals at High Island
Leonard Wallace Robinson
The Gift
Vernon Watkins
The Heron
Robert Ronnow
What Have I Seen?
        They Do Not Break Up Their Lines to Weep
Li Po
The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter [trans. Ezra Pound]
William Butler Yeats
Lapis Lazuli
Robert Ronnow
The Shootist
        While I Redd the House
Michael Longley
Phemios & Medon [from Homeric Poems]
William Shakespeare
No, they cannot touch me for coining, I am the King himself [King Lear,
       IV, vi, 83-186]
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth [Julius Caesar, III, i, 254-275]
Robert Ronnow
Marines call
        The Present Implies Presence
Amy Lowell
Patterns
Mina Loy
Letters of the Unliving
Robert Ronnow
Their Words
        No One Here But Was a Friend
Louis MacNeice
To Wales once more, though not on holiday now [from Autumn Sequel,
    Canto XX]
James Schuyler
Dining Out with Doug and Frank
        I Don't Sleep
Derek Mahon
The Globe in North Carolina
John Milton
Methought I saw my late espoused saint
Mira Bai
I don't sleep. All night [trans. Willis Barnstone & Usha Nilsson]
William Shakespeare
How many thousand of my poorest subjects are at this hour asleep!
      [2 Henry IV: III, i, 4-31]
Anna Swir
She Came to Say Farewell [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
Robert Ronnow
Perfect Rest
        To Weep Almost Inconsolably
William Matthews
Loyal
John Updike
Dog’s Death
        The Band Played On
William Matthews
Mingus At The Showplace
Bill Zavatsky
Live at the Village Vanguard
        A Night at the Opera
William Matthews
A Night at the Opera
A.E. Stallings
The Song Rehearsal
        To Tame the Wolf
William Matthews
The Wolf of Gubbio
Robert Ronnow
Ulzana's Raid
        I Let You See the Woman
Linda McCarriston
Wrought Figure
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Even to the moment of our earliest kiss
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
The Lover: A Ballad
Laura Riding
Summary for Alastor
May Swenson
A Couple
Robert Ronnow
thesis: strength endures
        This Is the Thunderous City
William Meredith
An Account of a Visit to Hawaii
Naomi Shihab Nye
Coming into Cuzco
Pakistan with Open Arms
David Ray
Reply from New Zealand
Robert Ronnow
Providence
        The Taj in Moonlight
William Meredith
On Jenkins' Hill
David Ray
The Rickshaw Wallah Told Us
        Judgment Is In the Head Somewhere
William Meredith
Thoughts on One's Head
William Shakespeare
I pray thee cease thy counsel, which fall into mine ears as profitless
     [Much Ado About Nothing: V,i,3-32]
William Butler Yeats
Ribh Considers Christian Love Insufficient
Robert Ronnow
By the Seat of the Soul's Pants
        Wonderful Were the Long Secret Nights
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Edith Wharton
Terminus
Walt Whitman
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
Robert Ronnow
Silence of winter
        To Be Alive, To Be Standing Outside
Czeslaw Milosz
A Gift [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Leonard Nathan
An Answer of Sorts
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Use of Fiction
Robert Ronnow
Two Hawks Aloft
        The Morning Air Is All Awash With Angels
Czeslaw Milosz
On Angels [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Anne Sexton
Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound
Richard Wilbur
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
Robert Ronnow
Wings of Desire
        I Too Could Stay
Roger Mitchell
The Stones at Callinish, Isle of Lewis
Robert Ronnow
Blackbrush
        Neither Father Nor Lover
Eugenio Montale
Xenia I [trans. G. Singh]
Theodore Roethke
Elegy for Jane
Miller Williams
A Poem for Emily
James Wright
To the Muse
Robert Ronnow
Chambermaid With Ravens
        Why Dissect Destiny
Marianne Moore
Those Various Scalpels,
Robert Ronnow
The Ordinary Care of Providence
        The Child Coming In From the Other World
Sharon Olds
First Birth
Anna Swir
Maternity [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
Robert Ronnow
New Mind
        Procession
Mary Oliver
The Swan
Walt Whitman
Dirge for Two Veterans
        Stay at Home, Pretty Bees
Sylvia Plath
The Arrival of the Bee Box
John Greenleaf Whittier
Telling the Bees
        You My Townspeople
Ezra Pound
Cino
William Carlos Williams
Tract
        We Have Just Begun Our Part of the Fighting
A.K. Ramanujan
At Forty,
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey at the Bat
Walt Whitman
Would you hear of an old-time sea fight? [Song of Myself, 35]
        Almost Everything Is Free
David Ray
Economies
Wislawa Szymborska
A Contribution to Statistics [trans. Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh]
Robert Ronnow
Dad’s Bark
        The Mixed Hoofs
Seido Ray Ronci
Cheap Shoes
Isaac Rosenberg
Dead Man's Dump
Edward Thomas
As the team’s head brass
        I Sang In My Chains Like the Sea
Anne Sexton
The Room of My Life
Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill
        The Top Bard
William Shakespeare
All the world’s a stage [As You Like It, II, vii, 139-166]
O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you [Romeo and Juliet: I, iv,
      53-94]
        What Rough Beast
Harvey Shapiro
National Cold Storage Company
William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming
Robert Ronnow
Eye of the tropical January sun
        What Is Beautiful Is Easily Lost
Charles Simic
The Altar
Robert Ronnow
Jones' Nose
        The Only Philosopher's Stone Worth Bothering About
Charles Simic
Breasts
Richard Wilbur
Playboy
Robert Ronnow
Yogurt and Honey
        The Old World
Charles Simic
The Old World
James Wright
The Journey
        Only Cry Pretty
Stevie Smith
Pretty
Robert Ronnow
Injury
        The Slopes of Statistics
Gary Snyder
For the Children
Wislawa Szymborska
A Contribution to Statistics [trans. Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh]
        So Sweet and So Cold
Gary Snyder
Soy Sauce
William Carlos Williams
This Is Just to Say
        No Wish To Go Inside
Wallace Stevens
The Snow Man
Richard Wilbur
Boy at the Window
Robert Ronnow
Snow
        Now He Was Salmon Boy
May Swenson
The Centaur
David Wagoner
Salmon Boy
        On the Marginal Way
May Swenson
Morning at Point Dume
Algernon Charles Swinburne
A Forsaken Garden
Richard Wilbur
On the Marginal Way
        Riding the A
May Swenson
Riding the A
Robert Ronnow
For Spring No Hesitation Is Great
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A
All Lords to My Lord
All the Worlds There Are
Almost Everything Is Free
The Ancient Night is Bottomless
And I In My Bed Again
Another Latitude, Another Mind?
The Art of Losing
Ask Again
At Fourteen I Married My Lord You
Autumn
B
The Backside of a Hundred Acre Run
Ballad
The Band Played On
Be Careful Waving Your Phalanges About!
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Before My Helpless Sight
The Beginning and the End
Better Be Born Seven Times
Between My Reason and My Heart
Beyond the Last Thought
Black and White and Black
Blessed To Be Ordinary
Blue Jays
Bog Queen
The Bone Shop of the Heart
The Bones of His Dwindling Father
Boulders Big as Houses
Boy, You Don't Belong Here
The Brave Fighter's Fine Shield Shines

Break of Day
Brilliant Day Turns To Night
The Broad Homophony of the Hive
But There Were 47 Who Died
Buzz
By Going Where I Have To Go
C
The Cataract of Death
Cellblock
Cheerfully Put The Gods To Death
Cheerful in the Universal Darkness
The Child Coming In From the Other World
Childermas
A Circle With No End
A City To Cover Our Nakedness
A Clever Servant, Insufferable Master
The Clouds Go, Nevertheless, In Their Direction
A Coal Fire in Winter
A Cold Spring
Come With No Company to the Far Side
Content With Any Segment Anywhere He Sits
D
Dappled Things
The Darkness Around Us Is Deep
Death Is Before Me Today
Death Is Indifferent to What Hide He Tans
Decimate Us!
Deep In Understory
The Deeps of a Meaningless Past
Demon or Bird?
Different Ways to Pray
Dismissed From Military Service
Do I Live Entire and Does It Suffice?
Do You Have a Sweet Thought?
Do You Remember?
A Drive to Lone Ranger
Dust Fell Through the Screen
E
Eager for Wise, Insightful Instruction
Elected Silence
Everything Is Normal
Every Year Without Knowing It
The Execution of Marianne Moore
F
Facing Death Was How They Knew They Were Alive
The Fact of Dying
Far From the Ailing Earth
Feathers to Hard Iron
Firefly Jewelweed
First Death
The Fixed Stars Were Fixed in Different Places
Flipper, Fin and Finger
Floating in God's Brain
The Flood Comes Down
For Despair There Is No Forgiveness
Free From Love
Future Work
G
The Garden of Eden
The Geese Overhead Warring South
Get the Cement Truck Into the Poem
Girls and Food and Men and Work and House
The Goat God
God Scooped the Clay
Gold, Near Gold, Off-Gold, Ultra-Golden
Good To Be So Flawed
The Grating Roar of Pebbles
A Great Transverse Tear
A Green Thought In a Green Shade
Group Photo
Gunalcheesh For Coming To My Barbecue
H
Happiness, It Comes On Unexpectedly
The Headgear of the Other Sex
He Came to the Road
He Can Smell Doom
Here Where the Dead Lie Hidden
Her Kind
Her Mother Has Just Said Goodbye
He Trembled Like a Hetwave and Faded

He Works His Work, I Mine
Hold Nothing Back
Hope, We Do Yet Live
Horselum, Bridelum, Ridelum
Horseman, Pass By!
A House of Mercy
How a Brave Man Dies on the Tree
How Dare One Speak About the Beyond?
How Love Fled
How Much More Fortunate They Are Than We Are
How One Day Coaxes Itself Out of Another
How We Go On
How Will I Hide?
A Hug Comes Over Me
A Hundred Years Are But a Moment of Sleep
I
I Abhor Him
I Became a Wanderer
Ibn Batutta, Arabian Traveller
I Come To Be Useful and To Entertain
Ideas for Writing Filled His Mind
I Don't Sleep
I Eat Men Like Air
I Got My Tools
I Have Lost A Child
I Have Seen No Deity
I Have Walked and Prayed For This Young Child
I Hear the Minute Hand Moving
I Let You See the Woman
I'll Drown My Book
I'm Damn Sick of Ape
In a Chainlink Pen
In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day
Incident
Incised At Times By the Illusory
Inferno
In Nature There Are Few Sharp Lines
In the Corner Missed By the Mower
In the Dark Times
In the Neighbor's Room
In the Service of Barbarous Kings
In the Sweetness of Her Holy Loins
In This Case Plastic Forks Paper Plates and Cups Will Do
Into That World Inverted
Is a Child Coming to Receive It?
I Sang In My Chains Like the Sea
I Set Her Down Among the Boys
I Shall Bolt My Door
I Shall Call Her Peace

It Could Not Be Dangerous to Be Living in a Town Like This
It Gets About the Size of a Watermelon Seed
It Is Better to Say 'I Am Suffering' Than to Say 'This Landscape Is Ugly'
It Is Not Far To My Place
I Too Could Stay
Its Silence Speaks For Me
It Was Snowing
It Will Not Matter That I Was aWoman
It Is Him, My Leader, My Love
It's My Lunch Hour, So I Go for a Walk
I Was That Lonely

Izle, Xyster, and Thalassacon
J
Jews Understand Coats
Judgment Is In the Head Somewhere
K
Keeping the Company of Time and Eternity
Killing Range
Kingly and Grand
L
Last Words
Left Out of the Scene Forever
Let Me Buy a Red Painted Boat and Carry You Away
Lieutenant! This Corpse Will Not Stop Burning!
Life Death Does End

Life Draws a Bird
Life Is Fine!
Light Is the Lion That Comes Down to Drink
Like a Tiger Living In a Cramped Cave
Like a Wolf on the Fold
The Line Between Prose and Poetry
Little Moons Fall Down Like Tears
Living Is No Joke
The Long Journey Towards Oblivion
Lord Let Me Suffer Much
Love Is the Crooked Thing
Lying Here Quietly
M
Magic Words
Make Yourself Content
Meditation on a Bone
Mercy Enough To Consume Us
The Mixed Hoofs
The Morning Air Is All Awash With Angels
The Mornings Run Their Course

Mother Tongue
The Mouth of One Just Dead
My Brother, You Have Been Taken From Me
My 18-Year-Old Son Took Off
My Father Hated Weakness
My Home, My Father's and Grandfather's Home
My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun
My Train Pulled Out
N
Naming of Parts
The Need of Some Imperishable Bliss
Neither Father Nor Lover
Never May the Anarchic Man Find Rest at My Hearth
A Night at the Opera
The Night Before My Love's Last Morning
1914
The Nival Heaven of the Himalayas
No Birds Are Winging
Nobody Praises Pigeons
No Day Is Right For the Apocalypse
No Light
No One Here But Was a Friend
No One We Knew Had Ever Stopped a Train
Not a Speck of Death
Not Even the Rain Has Such Small Hands
Not Even Worth Mentioning
Nothing Afterward the Same
Nothing But a Hog
Nothing More Terrible, Nothing More True
Nothing's Wasted
The Nothing That Is
Now He Was Salmon Boy
No Wish To Go Inside
Now It's Tomorrow, As Usual
Numberless Are the World's Wonders
O
Oh, But It Is Dirty!
Oh How Slow
The Oldest Element in Her Universe
Old Man
The Old Ones Tend the Fire
An Old-Time Sea Fight
Old Woman
The Old World
O Love, Where Are You Leading Me?
Once Out of Nature
One Bare Foot
One Flower At A Time, Please
One Must Have a Mind of Winter
One's Pretty Lively When Ruined
Only Cry Pretty

The Only Fully Perfect Pipes
The Only Philosopher's Stone Worth Bothering About
One Train May Hide Another
On the Marginal Way
On the Shore of the Wide World
The Other One, the One Called Borges
Out of Endurance, Exaltation
O Wha's the Bride?
O Wild West Wind
P
The Peaceful Animals, Close to God
Penelope
The People of Vietnam
A Person Is a Person Because of Other People
Please Do Not Be Bitter
A Prayer to Go to Heaven
Pre-revolution Americans
The Present Implies Presence
Procession
Public Square
Q
R
Radiant, Beyond Rescue
Report From the Besieged City
The Revolution Is Also One of Lakes
Riding the A
The Room Is a Conch Shell
A Rough Plain Hearse
S
A Sensible Emptiness
The Shape, the Label, the Labor, the Color
She Could Bind the World's Winds
She Is Terrible! Lying at His Feet
Sickness Broke Him
Signifying Nothing
Sing Lullaby
The Slopes of Statistics
Slow As April Earth
The Snail Will Get to Easter Just as Soon
Some Have Courage, Others Don't
Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
Sorrow Sorrow Pain Pain
So Sweet and So Cold
The Sound Keeps Coming
Speaking of Poetry
Speak, Speak
Speech Against Stone
Spend Yourself Now
Spider
The Spirit-Wine of a Singing Line
A Stone Look on the Stone's Face
Strange Hospitality
Strange Meeting
Strangers Would Have Shut the Doors
Stay at Home, Pretty Bees
Such Skill in Distribution
Summer Storm
T
The Taj in Moonlight
The Tempest Will Be Short
That Bears the Human Soul
That Dey Road No Pave
That Hat Appears To Me For No Discernible Reason
That's Who I Wanted To Be
That Which Opens Its Wings On the Breast of Things
Their Ancient, Glittering Eyes Are Gay
Then Waltzed Me Off To Bed
There Are Those Who Say It Will Fall On Us
Therefore I Decided to Live a Long Time
There Is No Capital of the World
They Do Not Break Up Their Lines to Weep
They Do Not Give A Shit For Wit
They Lie in the Sunday Street
They've Come From All Parts of the World
This Close
This Is My Landscape
This Is the Thunderous City
This Is Our Body
Thousands Have Died Since Dawn
The Thunder of the Sail
The Time of the Apocalypse
To Be Alive, To Be Standing Outside
To His Coy Mistress
To His Lady
To Find an Argument in a Straw
To Not Choose Not To Be
The Top Bard
The Torture Chamber
To Serve Therewith My Maker
To Stop Without a Farmhouse Near
To Tame the Wolf
To Undertake the Perilous Descent
To Weep Almost Inconsolably
Trapped By the God's Foot
A Tree Would Be Enough
The Truth of a Suffered Life
Two Neat Geometries Drawn in the Weather
Two Thousand Feet Above the Creek
U
Uncle Dog
Unconscious Came a Beauty
Under the End of a Rainbow
An Unholy Mist Rises From the Pit
The Unity in All Things and the Difference
The Unpromoted Flower
V
The Very Good
Vietnam Memorial
W
Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements
Wanting, Wanting, Wanting
War Prayer
The Wasp Knows Only What It Knows
Ways of Looking
We Are Kind to Snails
Weeds Were My Friends
We Have Just Begun Our Part of the Fight
Were I With Thee
We Toast Ourselves, Our Safety
What a Beautiful Couple We Were!
What If, Tomorrow
What Is Beautiful Is Easily Lost
What Is Poetry Which Does Not Save Nations or People?
What Love Meant
What Man Has Made of Man
What Men or Gods Are These?
What Peaches and What Penumbras!
What Rough Beast
What Were They Like?
When Every Boulevard Led to the End of the World
When I . . .
Where the Dogs Go On With Their Doggy Life
Whether You Part From Home or Prison
While I Redd the House
While She Sleeps
The Whipcrack of the Mortgage
Who've Loved Many Times Well Into the Night in Good Silence
Why Dissect Destiny
Why Do Your Poems Give Me a Headache?
Will There Also Be Singing?
With Disorder in Her Hair
Without a Single Word and Slapped Me Hard
A Woman Like Me Once Had Hands Like These
The Word of the Sweetest Song
The Word That Is the World
The World Without the Self
Woven Air
X
Y
You Are My One God
You Can Make No More Of Me
You Can't Teach Disbelief to a Child
You Come Too
You Must Change Your Life
You My Townspeople
Your Own Breath To Listen To
Your Silver's Gone
Z