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
Derek Mahon
Morning
Grace Paley
Here
John Crowe Ransom
Judith of Bethulia
William Butler Yeats
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
Robert Ronnow
Of Judith and Inanna
        A Person Is a Person Because of Other People
Anonymous
The Blacksmiths [c. 1400-1500]
Elizabeth Bishop
Letter to N.Y.
Jeremy Cronin
Motho Ke Motho Ka Batho Babang (A Person Is a Person
      Because of Other People)
Stephen Dunn
The Imagined
Robert Hass
Some of David's Story
Nazim Hikmet
About Mount Uludag [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Etheridge Knight
The Idea of Ancestry
Robert Ronnow
Purposes Incomprehensible and Wonderful as These Purposes
        The Fact of Dying
Anonymous
  The Day We Die [c. 1800-1925; San; trans. Arthur Markowitz]
Emily Dickinson
I died for Beauty–but was scarce
Tom Disch
  The Art of Dying
William Empson
Ignorance of Death
Robert Francis
Past Tense
Simple Death
Jack Gilbert
Michiko Dead
Naomi Shihab Nye
Making a Fist
Wallace Stevens
  The Death of a Soldier
Robert Ronnow
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
 
        The Clouds Go, Nevertheless, In Their Direction
Anonymous
The Day We Die [c. 1800-1925; San; trans. Arthur Markowitz]
Tom Disch
  March
Rhina P. Espaillat
Clearing
Robert Francis
  Clouds
Philip Larkin
Cut Grass
Czeslaw Milosz
  A Gift [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Wallace Stevens
The Death of a Soldier
May Swenson
  Question
Robert Ronnow
Jet, cracked paint, tea
        Horseman, Pass By!
Anonymous
  Death [c. ?; Welsh; trans. Aneirin Talfan Davies]
W.H. Auden
In Memory of W.B. Yeats
Thomas Hardy
The Going
Anne Killigrew
On Death
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Moriturus
Alex Wilkerson
  The Choice
William Butler Yeats
Under Ben Bulben
Robert Ronnow
Cast a cold eye and wait
        Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Anonymous
  Death [c. ?; Welsh; trans Aneirin Talfan Davies]
  The Unquiet Grave [c. 1500]
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
Marko Vesovic
  Immortal Instant [trans. Chris Agee]
Robert Ronnow
Brother Death
        Make Yourself Content
Anonymous
Death Is Before Me Today [c. 1900 B.C.; Egyptian; trans. W.S. Merwin]
Emily Bronte
Remembrance
Thomas Hardy
Channel Firing
Paulinaq
Death Song for Aijuk, Dreamed by Paulinaq [trans. W.E. Calvert]
Christina Rossetti
Remember
William Shakespeare
Fear no more the heat o' the sun [Cymbeline: IV, ii, 258-281]
Rabindranath Tagore
At midnight a bud opens in the dark forest [trans. David Ray; from
      Three Prayers: After Tagore, 1]
Robert Ronnow
Aaron's Coconut
        Do You Remember?
Anonymous
Do You Remember That Night [c. 1800-1900; Irish Gaelic; trans. George
      Petrie]
Tess Gallagher
  The Ritual of Memories
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
Insignificance
        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
  Little Friend [c. 1940-1945?]
Anonymous
  Winter [c. ?; Welsh; a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli Court'
      aka Lewis Turco]
Julia Ward Howe
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Colman mac Lenini
  In Praise of a Sword Given Him by His Prince [trans. Richard O’Connell]
Mark Twain
The War Prayer
Walt Whitman
  Dirge for Two Veterans
Robert Ronnow
Until the fight is done
        If It Escapes Then It Can Fly
Anonymous
Huntsong for a Small Son [c. ?; Welsh; a modern version of a Medieval
      poem by 'Wesli Court' aka Lewis Turco]
The Names of the Hare [c. 1200-1300; Middle English; trans. Seamus Heaney]
Eustache Deschamps
Ballade 1 [trans. David Curzon & Jeffrey Fiskin]
Donald Finkel
Hunting Song
Judith Wright
Legend
Thomas Wyatt
Whoso List to Hunt
        Her Kind
Anonymous
I will make love [c. 1000-1300; Spanish; trans. Willis Barnstone]
Song of a Marriageable Girl [c. 1800-1900; Pygmy; trans. Willard Trask]
Rosellen Brown
  Thelma was the one in our class most likely to— [from Cora Fry's       Pillow Book]
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
        Horselum, Bridelum, Ridelum
Anonymous
Magic Words [c. ?; Inuit, trans. Edward Field]
Tom Disch
C [from MCMLXXXIV]
Maxine Hong Kingston
Idea!: Four-word poems!
William Meredith
The Illiterate
Edna St. Vincent Millay
  I will put Chaos into fourteen lines
Czeslaw Milosz
  My Faithful Mother Tongue [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Robert Hass]
Wislawa Szymborska
The Joy of Writing [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Rabindranath Tagore
On My Birthday [trans. William Radice]
Robert Ronnow
10,000 Words/Day
        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]
Keith Douglas
  Time Eating
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
        O Wild West Wind
Anonymous
Western Wind [c. 1400-1500]
Emily Dickinson
There came a Wind like a Bugle
Alan Dugan
On an East Wind from the Wars
Robert Francis
Old Man's Confession of Faith
Tom Koontz
wind flipping the leaves
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
        Ask Again
Anonymous
  The Words of the All-Wise [from The Elder Edda; c. 900-1000; Icelandic;
       trans. W.H. Auden & Paul Taylor]
Tiel Aisha Ansari
  Dervish Lion
Louis Aragon
Pop Song
Rae Armantrout
Fact
Denise Duhamel
  Yes
Robert Francis
  New England Mind
Gabriel Preil
The Power of a Question [trans. Leon Wieseltier]
Paul Violi
  Counterman
Robert Ronnow
f(x)
        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
Wislawa Szymborska
  A Contribution to Statistics [trans. Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh]
Ray A. Young Bear
  A Season of Provocations and Other Ethnic Dreams
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]
Paul Violi
  Counterman
Robert Ronnow
Popper v. Niebuhr
        Feathers to Hard Iron
Steve Abbott
  When We Sought Justice
Yehuda Amichai
A Man in His Life [trans. Chana Bloch]
George Herbert
Unkindnesse
Kim Kwang-kyu
  North South East West [trans. Brother Anthony of Taize]
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
        Childermas
Fleur Adcock
For a Five-Year-Old
Rhina P. Espaillat
Circling the Jellyfish
Robert Francis
  Boy Sleeping
Anthony Hecht
"It Out-Herods Herod, Pray You Avoid It"
Sharon Olds
The One Girl at the Boys Party
David Ray
  To a Child of Baghdad
Richard Wilbur
The Writer
Robert Ronnow
Occupied
        We Are Kind to Snails
Fleur Adcock
For a Five-Year-Old
Cecil Bodker
  Calendar [trans. Nadia Christensen & Alexander Taylor]
Robert Burns
  To a Mouse
Emily Dickinson
Bee! I'm expecting you
Robert Frost
  A Considerable Speck
Lorine Niedecker
My mother saw the green toad
Kay Ryan
  Turtle
William Carlos Williams
The Turtle
Robert Ronnow
Eastern tent caterpillars
        You Can't Teach Disbelief to a Child
Fleur Adcock
  For a Five-Year-Old
Stephen Dunn
At the Smithville Methodist Church
Rhina P. Espaillat
  Circling the Jellyfish
Galway Kinnell
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
William Stafford
  With Kit, Age 7, At the Beach
May Swenson
  The Centaur
Ronald Wallace
The Facts of Life
Robert Ronnow
New Haven Terminal
        Future Work
Fleur Adcock
Future Work
Billy Collins
The Moment
William Meredith
Rhode Island
Sylvia Plath
  The Arrival of the Bee Box
Muriel Rukeyser
Boy With His Hair Cut Short
Kay Ryan
  Force
James Simmons
Written, Directed by and Starring . . .
Robert Ronnow
This Summer, As Ever
        That's Who I Wanted To Be
Fleur Adcock
Weathering
Ben Belitt
  Xerox
Lucille Clifton
  hag riding
Rhina P. Espaillat
  On Rereading a Sonnet Written in 1951
Bernard O'Donoghue
  A Nun Takes the Veil
Grace Paley
Here
Adelia Prado
Serenade [trans. Ellen Dore Watson]
Robert Ronnow
Aging as a Spiritual Practice
        An Old-Time Sea Fight
Aeschylus
The Battle of Salamis [from The Persians; trans. Peter Levi]
Louise Erdrich
Captivity
Robert Hayden
Middle Passage [Part I]
Homer
And now to Xanthus' gliding stream they drove [The Iliad, XXI: 1-150
      & 229-447, trans. Alexander Pope]
Susan Howe
The Falls Fight [from Articulation of Sound Forms in Time]
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]
Robert Ronnow
Empires and Rivers
        I Have Lost A Child
Ai
Child Beater
Chanel Brenner
  Happy Hour
  Riley Died Again Yesterday
Gwendolyn Brooks
the mother
Randall Jarrell
The Lost Children
Sharon Olds
The Clasp
David Ray
Another Trick of the Mind
Tricks of the Mind
Robert Ronnow
Bad Movie
        In the Neighbor's Room
Conrad Aiken
The Quarrel
Elizabeth Alexander
The End
Gwendolyn Brooks
when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
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
        Soon I Will Know Who I Am
Bella Akhmadulina
Winter [trans. Barbara Einzig]
Anna Akhmatova 
  Alone [trans. Stephen Berg]
Elizabeth Bishop
One Art
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
        One Must Have a Mind of Winter
Bella Akhmadulina
Winter [trans. Barbara Einzig]
Robert Frost
The Wood-Pile
Eamon Grennan
Totem
Robert Hayden
Those Winter Sundays
Thomas McGrath
A Coal Fire in Winter
Wallace Stevens
The Snow Man
John Wain
Reason for Not Writing Orthodox Nature Poetry
William Carlos Williams
Perfection
Robert Ronnow
Nature’s Intelligent Partner
        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]
Carol Ann Duffy
  Mrs Lazarus
Tess Gallagher
  The Ritual of Memories
D.H. Lawrence
The Ship of Death
W.S. Merwin
Ballad of John Cable and Three Gentlemen
Paulinaq
  Death Song for Aijuk, Dreamed by Paulinaq [trans. W.E. Calvert]
Rainer Maria Rilke
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes [trans. Franz Wright]
Robert Ronnow
Ohthere
        It Will Not Matter That I Was a Woman
Anna Akhmatova
  Requiem [trans. Stanley Kunitz & Max Hayward]
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
Fehmida Riyaz
  Iqleema [trans. C.M. Naim]
C.K. Williams
  Helen
Robert Ronnow
When Peg Laughs Like Liz
        What Is Poetry Which Does Not Save Nations or People?
Anna Akhmatova
  Requiem [trans. Stanley Kunitz & Max Hayward]
Bertolt Brecht
To Those Born Later [trans. John Willett, Ralph Manheim & Erich Fried]
Zbigniew Herbert
  Report from the Besieged City [trans. John Carpenter & Bogdana
        Carpenter]
Emma Lazarus
  The New Colossus
Czeslaw Milosz
Dedication [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Elizabeth Spires
  The Streaming
Jules Supervielle
Rain and the Tyrants [trans. David Gascoyne]
Adam Zagajewski
Electric Elegy [trans. Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry & C.K. Williams]
Robert Ronnow
  I can clean. I can drive.
   
        Ways of Looking
Rafael Alberti
Blue [trans. Mark Strand]
Sherman Alexie
Crow Testament
Robert Francis
Blue Winter
John Grey
Body Talk
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
Rachel Wetzsteon
  Time Pieces
Walt Whitman
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
      hands [Song of Myself, 6]
Robert Ronnow
Homework
        We Toast Ourselves, Our Safety
Sandra Alcosser
Michael's Wine
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  Before You Came [trans. Naomi Lazard]
James Fenton
Dead Soldiers
Bruce Hunter
  Spring Opening–Lock Four
James Merrill
Charles on Fire
Po Chu-i
  On Being Sixty [trans. Arthur Waley]
Charles Simic
  The Old World
Robert Ronnow
Two White Wines
        It Is Not Far To My Place
Sandra Alcosser
A Night on Goat Haunt
A.R. Ammons
Visit
Elizabeth Bradfield
Multi-Use Area
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Specimens Collected at the Clear Cut
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Ragged Island
Gary Snyder
Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
A.E. Stallings
  On Visiting a Borrowed Country House in Arcadia 
Robert Ronnow
Cosmo's Moon
        To Undertake the Perilous Descent
Sandra Alcosser
  Trajectory
W.H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
Billy Collins
Passengers
Joseph Harrison
Air Larry
Richard M. Mishler
Ceremony
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Flying Cat
Adrienne Rich
  Diving Into the Wreck
Paul Violi
  As I Was Telling Dave and Alex Kelley
Robert Ronnow
Cities in Flight
        What If
Sandra Alcosser
  Wildcat Path
Stephen Dobyns
How to Like It
Sam Hudson
  The Isle Is Full of Noises
Tom Koontz
  So It Happens/As It Happens
Stevie Smith
  Pretty
Mona Van Duyn
  Causes
Paul Violi
  More On the Heroic Deeds and Manner of the Worthy Rabelais,
      Doctor of Medicine
Robert Ronnow
Brodmann Area 4
 
        He Breaks the Law of Gravity
Sandra Alcosser
Wildcat Path
T.S. Eliot
Macavity: the Mystery Cat
Saqi Farooqi
  An Injured Tomcat in an Empty Sack [trans. Frances W. Pritchett]
Naomi Shihab Nye
The Flying Cat
Christopher Smart
My Cat, Jeoffrey [from Jubilate Agno]
Novica Tadic
The Cats' Strike [trans. Michael March & Dusan Puvacic]
Robert Ronnow
Morning Chores
        How Love Fled
Elizabeth Alexander
  The End
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]
Charles Harper Webb
  Cocksucker
Robert Ronnow
Late Summer
        Woven Air
Sherman Alexie
Marilyn Monroe [from Tourists, Part 2]
Agha Shahid Ali
The Dacca Gauzes
Paul Laurence Dunbar
  He Had His Dream
Robert Francis
  The Forced Forsythia
Richard Jones
  The Bell
Ted Kooser
A Jacquard Shawl
Luisa Villani
Watching the Mayan Women
Robert Ronnow
Electron Herders
        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
Marvin Bell
  Ending with a Line from Lear
Marilyn Krysl
There Is No Such Thing as the Moment of Death
Sharon Olds
The Race
Anna Swir
Conversation Through the Door [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
Jefferson Carter
  Life Partner
Archibald MacLeish
"Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments"
Eduard Morike
Forest Murmurs [trans. Randall Jarrell]
Ellie Ritter
  Boyfriend
Theodore Roethke
  I Knew a Woman
William Shakespeare
  When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes
Robert Ronnow
To Eat a Continent Is Not So Strange
        The Garden of Eden
Fergus Allen
The Fall
Steven Cramer
  Goodbye to the Orchard
Robert Frost
Never Again Would Birds' Song Be the Same
A.D. Hope
Imperial Adam
Donald Justice
The Wall
Louis MacNeice
Apple Blossom
Gary Snyder
Milton by Firelight
Yuan Mei
  Last Poem: Goodbye to My Garden [trans. J.P. Seaton]
Robert Ronnow
Just Us
        Swallow a Lot of Universal Wind
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
Plate Tectonics Versus Gamma Ray Bursters
        A Circle With No End
Yehuda Amichai
The Diameter of the Bomb [trans. Chana Bloch]
Langston Hughes
  Merry-Go-Round
Philip Larkin
The Explosion
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
A Gun in Every Home
        The Unity in All Things and the Difference
A.R. Ammons
Ballad
Rhina P. Espaillat
On the Avenue
Louise Gluck
Vespers
Brad Leithauser
Furnishings of the Moon
Frank O'Hara
A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island
Ed Roberson
be careful
Edward Thomas
Out in the Dark
Robert Ronnow
Year Million
        You Must Change Your Life
A.R. Ammons
Cascadilla Falls
Jorge Luis Borges
Emerson [trans. Mark Strand]
Emily Dickinson
  My Life had stood–a Loaded Gun
Naomi Shihab Nye
  The Use of Fiction
Rainer Maria Rilke
Archaic Torso of Apollo [trans.Stephen Mitchell & Vernon Watkins]
Ken Slaughter
  a honk behind me
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
        Naming of Parts
A.R. Ammons
The City Limits
Elizabeth Bishop
The Bight
Marilyn Hacker 
  Rune of the Finland Woman 
Gunter Eich
Inventory [trans. Joshua Mehigan]
Gerard Manley Hopkins
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame
Henry Reed
Lessons of the War
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
Shape of the Institution
        In Nature There Are Few Sharp Lines
A.R. Ammons
Corsons Inlet
Emily Dickinson
I like to see it lap the Miles
Thomas Hardy
The Sunshade
William H. Matchett
Earthworms
Theodore Roethke
The Rose
Seido Ray Ronci
My Skull
Robert Ronnow
Monk's shaved pate
        It's My Lunch Hour, So I Go for a Walk
A.R. Ammons
Corsons Inlet
John Ciardi
A Walk Down a Mountainside
Mahmoud Darwish
  In Jerusalem [trans. Fady Joudah]
James Hannon
  Sarajevo Monday
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
Purple Mark
Being Vincent Van Gogh
Gary Snyder
A Walk
Robert Ronnow
Something
        That Dey Road No Pave
A.R. Ammons
  Gravelly Run
Edilson Afonso Ferreira
  A Dangerous Journey
Robert Francis
  The Stile
Lorna Goodison
The Road of the Dread
Jewel Hart
  Riding Light
W.S. Merwin
The Approaches
Rainer Maria Rilke
  Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes [trans. Franz Wright]
William Stafford
  Traveling Through the Dark
Robert Ronnow
This World of Dew
        Nothing But a Hog
A.R. Ammons
Hardweed Path Going
Jorge Guillen
The Horses [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Thomas Hardy
The Oxen
Ted Hughes
Teaching a Dumb Calf
Ferenc Juhasz
Birth of the Foal [trans. David Wevill]
David Lee
For Jan, with Love
Robert Ronnow
It’s A Bear!
        With Disorder in Her Hair
Ammuvanar
They Shout Out the Price of Salt [from The Classical Tamil Anthologies;
      trans. George L. Hart III]
John Donne
To His Mistress Going to Bed
Hafiz
Ghazal: Half-Way Through the Night [trans. Geoffrey Squires]
Robert Herrick
Delight in Disorder
Antonio Machado
Eyes [trans. Rosa Berumen]
Andrew Marvell
To His Coy Mistress
William Shakespeare
  O then I see Queen Mab hath been with you [Romeo and Juliet: I, iv,
      53-94]
Robert Ronnow
A Yellow Rose
        To Not Choose Not to Be
Betsy Anderson
  Woman in the Well
John Berryman
Henry's Understanding
Heather Hartley
  Elegy in India Ink
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  No Worst, There Is None. Pitched Past Pitch of Grief
Sean O Riordain
  Claustrophobia [trans. Patrick Crotty]
Irina Ratushinskaya
  But only not to think [trans. David McDuff]
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
        Two Neat Geometries Drawn in the Weather
Sandra Anfang
  The Bamboo Chime
Fred Chappell
  Patience
Robert Frost
  Unharvested
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
Robert Ronnow
Exponential Decay Function
        If Design Govern In a Thing So Small
Guillaume Apollinaire
  Flies [trans. Robert Bly]
Robert Francis
The Wasp
Robert Frost
  Design
D.H. Lawrence
  Mosquito
William H. Matchett
  Earthworms
May Swenson
Unconscious Came a Beauty
E.B. White
  Natural History
Walt Whitman
A Noiseless Patient Spider
Robert Ronnow
While Sleeping
        Unconscious Came a Beauty
Guillaume Apollinaire
The Little Car [trans. Oliver Bernard]
e.e. cummings
poem
Tom Disch
  Swimming
John Hollander
Swan and Shadow
Mary Oliver
  The Swan
May Swenson
Unconscious Came a Beauty
Walt Whitman
  Dirge for Two Veterans
Robert Ronnow
Monk's shaved pate
        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
Robert Ronnow
Is it stress
        The Grating Roar of Pebbles
Matthew Arnold
Dover Beach
Elizabeth Bishop
  The Bight
John Clare
  The Flood
Tom Disch
XXX [from MCMLXXXIV]
Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush
Harvey Shapiro
  National Cold Storage Company
May Swenson
Morning at Point Dume
William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming
Robert Ronnow
Eye of the tropical January sun
        On the Shore of the Wide World
Matthew Arnold
Dover Beach
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
May Swenson
Morning at Point Dume
Algernon Charles Swinburne
A Forsaken Garden
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
Sometimes I walk where the deep water dips
Richard Wilbur
On the Marginal Way
Oscar Williams
The Golden Fleece
William Carlos Williams
Flowers by the Sea
Robert Ronnow
Blackbrush
        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]
Paul Violi
Abundance
        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
        It Could Not Be Dangerous to Be Living in a Town Like This
John Ashbery
The Instruction Manual
Nick Carbo
  Directions to My Imaginary Childhood
Ussin Kerim
Babahak [trans. William Matthews]
Czeslaw Milosz
Mittelbergheim [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Marianne Moore
The Steeple-Jack
Fernando Pessoa
The Tobacco Shop [trans. Richard Zenith]
Mona Van Duyn
Into Mexico
Robert Ronnow
Election Day
        Some Have Courage, Others Don't
Margaret Atwood
Footnote to the Amnesty Report on Torture
W.H. Auden
O What Is That Sound
Lawrence Kearney 
  After the Interrogation 
Etheridge Knight 
  Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the       Criminally Insane
Adrienne Rich 
  I come home from you through the early light of spring
      [from Twenty-One Love Poems, IV] 
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
Robert Ronnow
Courage
        We Try Not to Notice
Margaret Atwood
Footnote to the Amnesty Report on Torture
Sterling A. Brown
  Bitter Fruit of the Tree
Robert Hass
Shame: An Aria
  A Story About the Body
Holly Magill
  Hums
David Ray
  The Knowledge
Rainer Maria Rilke
  Going Blind [trans Walter Arndt]
Bill Zavatsky
  Bald
Robert Ronnow
Urination, don't take it for granted
        This Is the Thunderous City
W.H. Auden
As I Walked Out One Evening
Mark Doty
  Crepe de Chine
Tom McLaughlin
  Dialogue With a Household Guest
James Merrill
  An Urban Convalescence
Naomi Shihab Nye
Pakistan with Open Arms
Carl Sandburg
  Chicago
William Wordsworth
  Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
Robert Ronnow
How cool!
        Where the Dogs Go On With Their Doggy Life
W.H. Auden
Musee des Beaux Arts
Robert Francis
His Own
Robert Frost
  The Most of It
Ted Hughes
  Buzz in the Window [from Orts, 17]
Archibald MacLeish
The End of the World
Marilyn Nelson
  Bali Hai Calls Mama
Charles Simic
Country Fair
Robert Ronnow
Toy story
        Love Is the Crooked Thing
W.H. Auden
O Tell Me the Truth About Love
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Song in the Front Yard
William Matthews
The Accompanist
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Well, I have lost you
Philip Sidney
My true love hath my heart, and I have his
Ruth Stone
Plumbing
William Butler Yeats
Brown Penny
Robert Ronnow
Okay Love
 
        Even Those Who Have Never Heard It Know What It Is
W.H. Auden
  O What Is That Sound
Matsuo Basho
  The temple bell stops [trans. Robert Bly]
Jane Hirshfield
  The Bell Zygmunt
Richard Jones
  The Bell
Maurice Riordan
  A Word from the Loki
Walt Whitman
I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen [Song of Myself,       26]
Robert Ronnow
Words for Birds
 
        In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus
W.H. Auden
The Platonic Blow
T.S. Eliot
Macavity: the Mystery Cat
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
        Never May the Anarchic Man Find Rest at My Hearth
W.H. Auden
September 1, 1939
Elizabeth Bishop
Manners
Paul Laurence Dunbar
We Wear the Mask
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]
Elinor Wylie
The Eagle and the Mole
Robert Ronnow
Organization man
        Report From the Besieged City
W.H. Auden
The Shield of Achilles
Stephen Vincent Benet
Metropolitan Nightmare
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]
Homer
There sate the seniors of the Trojan race [The Iliad, III: 191-288, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
Jonathan Swift
  A Description of a City Shower
Anne Winters
Night Wash
Robert Ronnow
City of Hope
        Wanting, Wanting, Wanting
Rafiq Azad
Give me Bhaat, Bastard [trans. Quader Mahmud]
Frank Bidart
Ellen West
Susan Browne
Buddha's Dogs
Stephen Dobyns
Spiritual Chickens
Charles Reznikoff
  Outside the night was cold, the snow was deep [from Testimony]
Robert Ronnow
2 Jobs, 2 Kids, 2 Houses, 2 Hobbies
        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
Allen Ginsberg
A Supermarket in California
Homer
  Health to Achilles! happy are thy guests! [The Iliad, IX: 295-413, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
Howard Kogan
  Tree Swallows
Jack Marshall 
  Sesame 
Cheryl Savageau
Looking For Indians
Sravani Singampalli
  Rooh Afza
David Wagoner
Salmon Boy
Robert Ronnow
Yogurt and Honey
        What Were They Like?
John Balaban
The Guard at the Binh Thuy Bridge
Yusef Komunyakaa
Facing It
Starlight Scope Myopia
Denise Levertov
What Were They Like?
Richard M. Mishler
Ceremony
David Ray
  Tableaux
  To a Child of Baghdad
Wislawa Szymborska
Vietnam [trans. Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh]
Reed Whittemore
On Looking Through a Photo Album (of Viet Cong Prisoners)
Robert Ronnow
America the seeing-eye dog
        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
Gary Soto
How Things Work
David Wagoner
Leaving Something Behind
William Butler Yeats
A Prayer for My Daughter
Robert Ronnow
The Shape of Jazz to Come
        The Room Is a Conch Shell
Raffaello Baldini
Hygiene [trans. Adria Bernardi]
Langston Hughes
Desire
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Sharon Olds
First Sex
Gyorgy Petri
Gratitude [trans. Clive Wilmer & George Gomori]
Marge Piercy
Salt in the Afternoon
Edith Wharton
Terminus
Walt Whitman
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
Robert Ronnow
Silence of winter
        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
Ken Slaughter
  just after
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]
Nissim Ezekiel
  I met a man once [from Hymns in Darkness]
D.H. Lawrence
  Bavarian Gentians
W.S. Merwin
Leviathan
Isaac Rosenberg
  Break of Day in the Trenches
William Stafford
A Ritual to Read to Each Other
Adam Zagajewski
  At Daybreak [trans. Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry & C.K. Williams]
Robert Ronnow
Wings of Desire
        Freedom to Have Never Been
Matsuo Basho
  Though I'm in Kyoto [trans. John Tarrant]
Billy Collins
  Lines Composed Over Three Thousand Miles From Tintern Abbey
Philip Levine
  Keats in California
Cecil Day Lewis
  Departure in the Dark
Paul Muldoon
  Why Brownlee Left
Cathal O Searcaigh
  A Runaway Cow  [trans. Patrick Crotty]
David Ray
Travelling and Sitting Still
Robert Ronnow
East Harlem to the Grand Tetons
        So Sweet and So Cold
Matsuo Basho
  The temple bell stops [trans. Robert Bly]
Louise Gluck
  Mock Orange
Tom Koontz
  The Gift
Josephine Miles
  Purchase of a Blue, Green, or Orange Ode
Gary Snyder
Soy Sauce
William Carlos Williams
This Is Just to Say
Elinor Wylie
Wild Peaches
Robert Ronnow
Supermarket Celebration
        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
John Dryden
  Roundelay
Andrew Lang
Rondel of Charles D'Orleans
John Lyly
Cards and Kisses
Philip Sidney
Sapphics
Thomas Wyatt
Rondeau
Robert Ronnow
To Have Loved Mary
        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]
Homer
There sate the seniors of the Trojan race [The Iliad, III: 191-288, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
Etheridge Knight
The Idea of Ancestry
Antonio Machado
To Jose Maria Palacio [trans. Angel Flores]
Cheryl Savageau
Looking For Indians
Robert Ronnow
Rereading
        Her Mother Has Just Said Goodbye
Salli M. Kawennotakie Benedict
  Sweetgrass Is Around Her
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
Adelaide Crapsey
  Amaze
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
        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
        Wake Up, Your Dreams Are Bad!
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
Derivatives with Limits
        The Shape, the Label, the Labor, the Color
Stephen Berg
The Coat
Elizabeth Bishop  
  Filling Station
Jane Kenyon
The Shirt
Amy Lowell  
  Patterns
James Merrill
Self-Portrait in TyvekTM Windbreaker
Robert Pinsky
Shirt
Seido Ray Ronci
Cheap Shoes
Robert Ronnow  
  Life Out of Balance  
        That Hat Appears To Me For No Discernible Reason
Stephen Berg
In a New Leaf
Elizabeth Bishop
  Exchanging Hats
Rachel Hadas
  The Red Hat
Robert Hass
  The Dry Mountain Air
William Shakespeare
  Why, Petruchio is coming in a new hat and an old jerkin
      [The Taming of the Shrew: III, ii, 43-71]
James Tate
  Inspiration
Al Zolynas
The Hat in the Sky
Robert Ronnow
Peace Out
        The Bones of His Dwindling Father
Stephen Berg
  In a New Leaf
Tony Hoagland
  Phone Call
Richard Jones
Sky Funeral
Li-Young Lee
Persimmons
Michael Longley
Laertes [from Homeric Poems]
William Matthews
  My Father's Body
Anna Swir
  I Wash the Shirt [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
Robert Ronnow
Much Like Living
        Trapped By the God's Foot
Olga Berggolts
Infidelity [trans. Daniel Weissbort]
Carol Ann Duffy
Mrs Midas
Rhina P. Espaillat
  Vignette
Yannis Ritsos
Marpessa’s Choice [trans. Edmund Keeley]
Penelope's Despair [trans. Edmund Keeley]
Sappho
  On your dazzling throne, Aphrodite [trans. Willis Barnstone]
William Butler Yeats
Leda and the Swan
Robert Ronnow
Watching Homer Struggle
        God Scooped the Clay
Wendell Berry
  Creation Myth
Jorge Luis Borges
  Ragnarok [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
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
Frederick Turner
  Spring Evening
William Butler Yeats
The Indian Upon God
Robert Ronnow
To the gods
        For Despair There Is No Forgiveness
Wendell Berry
Healing
Jorge Luis Borges
  I Am Not Even Dust [trans. Eric McHenry]
Adelaide Crapsey
Release
Emily Dickinson
There is a pain–so utter–
Anna Hajnal
Fear [trans. Daniel Hoffman]
George Herbert
  The Collar
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  Carrion Comfort
David Ray
  Economies
Robert Ronnow
I prefer to sleep and dream
        That Which Opens Its Wings On the Breast of Things
Wendell Berry
The Peace of Wild Things
David Bottoms
  Under the Vulture-Tree
Odysseus Elytis
The Mad Pomegranate Tree [trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard]
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each and All
Robert Francis
  Condor
Robert Frost
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
Robinson Jeffers
  Vulture
Robert Ronnow
Two Hawks Aloft
        No Day Is Right For the Apocalypse
John Berryman
The Moon and the Night and the Men
Homer
As when the winds, ascending by degrees [The Iliad, IV: 478-542,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
Langston Hughes
Harlem
Robinson Jeffers
The Purse-Seine
William Matthews
The Waste Carpet
W.S. Merwin
The Last One
William Shakespeare
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth [Julius Caesar, III, i, 254-275]
Robert Ronnow
Change
        When the King Be Witnessed in the Room
John Betjeman
The Cottage Hospital
Adelaide Crapsey
  Triad
Emily Dickinson
I heard a Fly buzz–when I died
Rhina P. Espaillat
  Wheelchairs
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  Felix Randal
Donald Justice
  Cool Dark Ode [from Three Odes, 1]
W.D. Snodgrass
  A Flat One
David Wagoner
  Curtains
Robert Ronnow
Adnate to the Funicle
        The Night Before My Love's Last Morning
Frank Bidart
If I Could Mourn Like a Mourning Dove
Rhina P. Espaillat
Contingencies
Tess Gallagher
Laughter and Stars
Thom Gunn
Lament
Donald Hall
Last Days
Edna St. Vincent Millay
If I should learn, in some quite casual way
Pablo Neruda
Dead Woman [trans.Brian Cole]
C.K. Williams
  Helen
James Wright
To the Muse
Robert Ronnow
Engineers know
        Good To Be So Flawed
George Bilgere
  Magellan
Stephen Dunn
  A Postmortem Guide
Robert Frost
Departmental
George Herbert
Love
Josephine Miles
Government Injunction Restraining Harlem Cosmetic Co.
Marilyn Murray
Imagine a Heart
Wislawa Szymborska
The End and the Beginning [trans. Joanna Trzeciak]
Robert Ronnow
Organization man
        Let Me Buy a Red Painted Boat and Carry You Away
Bingxin
Mother, if you see a tiny white paper boat in your sleep
      [trans. Kai-yu Hsu]
Orhan Veli Kanik
Rumors [trans. Murat Nemet-Nejat]
Sappho
Some say cavalry and others claim [trans. Willis Barnstone]
So Chongju
Wanderer’s Bouquet [trans. David R. McCann]
Robert Louis Stevenson
Where Go the Boats
Wu Tsao
For the Courtesan Ch'ing Lin [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
Robert Ronnow
Searching for Symbols in a Town Without a River
        Numberless Are the World's Wonders
Elizabeth Bishop
At the Fishhouses
Jorge Luis Borges
The Maker [trans. Stephen Kessler]
Nazim Hikmet
Things I Didn't Know I Loved [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Kenneth Koch
One Train May Hide Another
Sophocles
Numberless are the world’s wonders [Chorus from Antigone; trans.
       Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald]
Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill
Walt Whitman
The pure contralto sings in the organ loft [Song of Myself, 15]
Robert Ronnow
All the Worlds There Are
        To What Purpose Do You Return Again?
Elizabeth Bishop
A Cold Spring
Peter Fallon
Spring Song
Charles Goodrich
Millennial Spring
Edna St. Vincent Millay
  Spring
Frederick Turner
  Spring Evening
William Carlos Williams
  Spring and All
William Wordsworth
  Lines Written in Early Spring
Robert Ronnow
Almost Spring
        Floating in God's Brain
Elizabeth Bishop
Crusoe in England
Averill Curdy
  Dark Room
Emily Dickinson
  The Brain–is wider than than the Sky–
Lorine Niedecker
Darwin [I-V]
Adrienne Rich
Diving Into the Wreck
Pattiann Rogers
  The Origin of Order
May Swenson
First Walk on the Moon
Robert Thomas
Repairing the Hubble Telescope
Robert Ronnow
Sub-atomic particles
        The Summer Sun Had the Chill of Snow
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]
John Greenleaf Whittier
  Telling the Bees
Robert Ronnow
The Writer Working Hard
        He Came to the Road
Elizabeth Bishop
The Moose
Robert Bly
The Dead Seal
Hayden Carruth
The Cows at Night
Terrance Hayes
  The Same City
Stanley Kunitz
  The Wellfleet Whale
Mary Oliver
The Black Snake
William Stafford
Traveling Through the Dark
Robert Ronnow
Night Drive Home
        The Goat God
Elizabeth Bishop
The Fish
John Clare
Badger
Miroslav Holub
  Bullfight [trans. Ian Milner & Jarmila Milner]
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
        Incised At Times By the Illusory
Elizabeth Bishop
Insomnia
Jorge Luis Borges
Mirrors [trans. Alastair Reid]
Alan Dugan
The Mirror Perilous
Rhina P. Espaillat
Sacrament
John Hewitt
Substance and Shadow
Tada Chimako
Mirror [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ikuko Atsumi]
Robert Ronnow
Mirrors
        Who've Loved Many Times Well Into the Night
                  in Good Silence
Elizabeth Bishop
It Is Marvellous
Stephen Dunn
Little Essay on Communication
Homer
  Sweet pleasing Sleep! (Saturnia thus began) [The Iliad, XIV: 266-416,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
Galway Kinnell
  Rapture
Philip Larkin
Talking in Bed
Mona Van Duyn
In Bed with a Book
Edith Wharton
  Terminus
Robert Ronnow
Got Sleep?
        Little Moons Fall Down Like Tears
Elizabeth Bishop
Sestina
Anne Bradstreet
Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House
     July 10th, 1666. Copied out of a Loose Paper
Constantine Cavafy
Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 [trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard]
Donald Justice
On a Painting by Patient B of the Independence State Hospital for
      the Insane
Stevie Smith
A House of Mercy
Natasha Tretheway
Letters from Storyville
Ronald Wallace
Sestina for the House
Robert Ronnow
Motel Room
        Speak the Speech
John Peale Bishop
  Speaking of Poetry
Fred Chappell
Heath at Two: Learning to Talk
Rhina P. Espaillat
Evan, Breathing
Heather McHugh
  What He Thought
Maurice Riordan
  A Word from the Loki
William Shakespeare
  Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you
      [Hamlet: III, ii, 1-45]
Robert Wrigley
Do You Love Me?
Robert Ronnow
Belonging to the Loved Ones
        Free From Love
Jorge Luis Borges
Anticipation of Love [trans. Robert Fitzgerald]
Rosellen Brown
  They need a sign: No mothers in the body shop! [from Cora Fry's       Pillow Book] 
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]
William Butler Yeats
  Among School Children
Robert Ronnow
Passion is its own predicament
        Beyond the Last Thought
Jorge Luis Borges
Baruch Spinoza [trans. Willis Barnstone]
John Donne
At the round earth’s imagined corners
A.D. Hope
  Australia
Gerard Manley Hopkins
God's Grandeur
Kay Ryan
  Sharks' Teeth
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
Richard Wilbur
  "A World Without Objects is a Sensible Emptiness"
William Butler Yeats
Long-Legged Fly
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]
The Watcher [trans. Alastair Reid]
Julia de Burgos
To Julia de Burgos [trans. Grace Schulman]
Tom Disch
The Doppelganger
Louise Erdrich
The Strange People
Donald Justice
The Tourist from Syracuse
Gary Snyder
Long Hair
Cesar Vallejo
Black Stone on Top of a White Stone [trans. Thomas Merton]
Robert Ronnow
Enemies
        The Long Journey Towards Oblivion
Jorge Luis Borges
The Cyclical Night [trans. Alastair Reid]
John Donne
A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day, Being the Shortest Day
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
        The Band Played On
Jorge Luis Borges
  Everything and Nothing [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
George Gascoigne
  Gascoigne’s Lullaby
R.S. Gwynn
  Shakespearean Sonnet
William Matthews
Mingus At The Showplace
A Night at the Opera
William Shakespeare
  All the world’s a stage [As You Like It, II, vii, 139-166]
A.E. Stallings
The Song Rehearsal
Bill Zavatsky
Live at the Village Vanguard
Robert Ronnow
Numerous Blue Notes
        I'll Drown My Book
Jorge Luis Borges
Everything and Nothing [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Rhina P. Espaillat
  "Hard Sciences"
Donald Justice
Last Days of Prospero
Derek Mahon
A Stone Age Figure Far Below
William Meredith
  Walter Jenks' Bath
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
        How a Brave Man Dies on the Tree
Jorge Luis Borges
  Luke XXIII [trans. Mark Strand]
John Ennis
The Road to Patmos
Seamus Heaney
  Punishment
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
Anne Sexton
  Her Kind
Robert Ronnow
The Shootist
        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]
Marcus Jackson
  Full-Time Driver
Christian Morgenstern
  The Daynightlamp [trans. William Snodgrass]
Sharon Olds
  Summer Solstice: New York City
Taufiq Rafat
  Lights
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
Robert Ronnow
Night
 
        Kingly and Grand
Jorge Luis Borges
Nightmare [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Walter de la Mare
Napoleon
Llywarch Hen
The Head of Urien [a modern version of a Medieval poem by 'Wesli Court'
      aka Lewis Turco]
Itaikkunrurkilar
His Legs Strong and Lithe [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans.
       George L. Hart III]
Al-Khansa
On Her Brother Sakhr [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Okkur Macatti
What Her Girlfriend Said to Her [trans. A.K. Ramanujan]
Colman mac Lenini
In Praise of a Sword Given Him by His Prince [trans. Richard O’Connell]
Robert Ronnow
Atman. Atman.
        Lord Let Me Suffer Much
Jorge Luis Borges
Of Heaven and Hell [trans. Alastair Reid]
Dinos Christianopoulos
Interval of Joy [trans. Kimon Friar]
Bernard Dadie
I Thank You God [trans. John O. Reed & Clive Wake]
George Herbert
Grace
Nazim Hikmet
On Living [trans. Deniz Perin]
Andrew Hudgins
Praying Drunk
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]
Robert Ronnow
On Suffering
        Get the Cement Truck Into the Poem
Jorge Luis Borges
  Parable of the Palace [trans. Kenneth Krabbenhoft]
Albert Goldbarth
Things I've Put in This Poem
Donald Hall
Ox Cart Man
Tony Hoagland
Cement Truck
Ted Hughes
Tractor
Tom Koontz
  Poetry Is the Life of the Soul
Marianne Moore
Elephants
David Ray
  The Greatest Poem in the World
Robert Ronnow
The Scariest Stanza in All of Poetry
        Once Out of Nature
Jorge Luis Borges
The Unending Rose [trans. Alastair Reid]
Fred Chappell
Latencies
John Keats
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Derek Mahon
Courtyards in Delft
E.J. Pratt
Come Not the Seasons Here
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
William Butler Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium
Robert Ronnow
The Scientific Way To Do Mathematics
        O Love, Where Are You Leading Me Now?
Todd Boss
The Hush of the Very Good
Wendy Cope
  Summer Villanelle [from From June to December]
Robert Creeley
  Kore
Donald Hall
Summer Kitchen
Irving Layton
Berry Picking
Robert Ronnow
Zach Sklar's Dream
        Boy, You Don't Belong Here
Kevin Bowen
Incoming
Sterling A. Brown
  Slim in Atlanta
Ernesto Cardenal
  Mosquito Kingdom [trans. Donald D. Walsh]
James Fenton
  Dead Soldiers
Bruce Weigl
Girl at the Chu Lai Laundry
Robert Wrigley
  The Church of Omnivorous Light
Ray A. Young Bear
A Drive to Lone Ranger
Robert Ronnow
Life Out of Balance
        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
Rhina P. Espaillat
  Guidelines
Aaron Fogel
  The Printer’s Error
Robert Hayden
  A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
George Herbert
The Priesthood
John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Alexander Pope
  Solitude
Edward Taylor
Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children
Robert Ronnow
Jack’s Commitments
        Ballad
Bertolt Brecht
Concerning the Infanticide, Marie Farrar [trans. H.R. Hays]
Eustache Deschamps
Ballade 1 [trans. David Curzon & Jeffrey Fiskin]
Gail Gardner
  The Sierry Petes
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
Stephen Dunn 
  The Last Hours
Robert Frost
Two Tramps in Mud Time
Leona Gom
November
Tom Koontz
Rhymes for a Master of Social Work
David Schubert
  Midston House
Hannah Stone
  Eurycleia entertains a stranger in Armley
Robert Ronnow
Troy and Desanda
        In the Dark Times
Bertolt Brecht
Motto [trans. John Willett]
Lars Gustafsson
Ballad of the Dogs [trans. Philip Martin]
Tom Koontz
thousands killed in the attack
Gary Snyder
For the Children
Rabindranath Tagore
At midnight a bud opens in the dark forest [trans. David Ray; from
      Three Prayers: After Tagore, 1]
Robert Ronnow
Stay together. Learn the flowers. Go light
        The Cider-Maker and Appletree-Shaker
Joseph Brodsky
  Autumn in Norenskaia
Robert Francis
  Bluejays
Robert Frost
After Apple-Picking
Thomas Hardy
Shortening Days at the Homestead
P.K. Page
  Deaf Mute in the Pear Tree
Rainer Maria Rilke
Autumn Day [trans. John Felstiner]
Richard Wilbur
  Blackberries for Amelia
Robert Ronnow
The Perfect Year
        The Whipcrack of the Mortgage
Gwendolyn Brooks
Beverly Hills, Chicago
Sterling A. Brown
Master and Man
Padraic Fallon
  Gurteen [from Three Houses, I]
Patrick Kavanagh
  Shancoduff
Harry Edmund Martinson
The Cable Ship [trans. Robert Bly]
Mary Oliver
The Black Walnut Tree
Thomas Alan Orr
Soybeans
Robert Ronnow
Problems
        Strangers Would Have Shut the Doors
Gwendolyn Brooks
  kitchenette building
e.e. cummings
anyone lived in a pretty how town
Robinson Jeffers
  Fawn's Foster-Mother
David Lee
Benediction
William Matthews
  Little Blue Nude
Heather McHugh
Take Care
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Mr. Flood’s Party
Elena Shvarts
  Remembrance of Strange Hospitality [trans. Michael Molnar]
Robert Ronnow
Anomie
        Now He Can Smell Doom
Gwendolyn Brooks
A Sunset of the City
Emily Dickinson
  There came a Wind like a Bugle
Bruce Hunter
Warlock's Arsenal
Derek Mahon
  The Joycentenary Ode
Christian Morgenstern
Anxiety for the Future [trans. William Snodgrass]
David Ray
Climbing the Tree
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  Vastness
C.K. Williams
Tar
Robert Ronnow
Outside the Circle of Sex
        The Crop From the Weed
LoVerne Brown
Meeting of Mavericks
Robert Francis
  Stellaria
Paul Goodman
I Planned to Have a Border of Lavender
Bruce Hunter
Between the Old and the Knowing
Suji Kwock Kim
  The Korean Community Garden
William H. Matchett
  Reclaiming the Strawberries
Theodore Roethke
  The Geranium
William Carlos Williams
Spring and All
Robert Ronnow
To Fail Well
        One's Pretty Lively When Ruined
Rosellen Brown
  I'm listening, I said. [from Cora Fry's Pillow Book]
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
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]
Robert Ronnow
Jack's Time Out
 
        The Peaceful Animals, Close to God
Stephen Brown
The Chase
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
Sylvia Plath
Pheasant
David Ray
A Few for the Peacock Outside My Window
Umberto Saba
To My Wife [trans. Felix Stefanile]
Robert Ronnow
Black-capped Chickadees
        De Whitefolks Got Laws
Sterling A. Brown
Slim in Atlanta
Countee Cullen
  Incident
Mahmoud Darwish
  In Jerusalem [trans. Fady Joudah]
Terrance Hayes
  segregate
Zbigniew Herbert
Mr. Cogito–The Return [trans. John Carpenter & Bogdana Carpenter]
Nazim Hikmet
  The Evening Walk [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Langston Hughes
  Merry-Go-Round
Robert Ronnow
Who's Got Trouble?
 
        Not As Other Girls Have Given Their Loves
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Lady Izumi Shikibu
  You told me it was [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
Sappho
Honestly I wish I were dead! [trans. Willis Barnstone]
Sulpicia
Do you have a sweet thought, Cerinthus [trans. Aliki Barnstone &
     Willis Barnstone]
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  Delilah
Wu Tsao
  For the Courtesan Ch'ing Lin [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
William Butler Yeats
Before the World Was Made
Robert Ronnow
A Yellow Rose
        No Light
Edith Bruck
Equality, Father [trans. Ruth Feldman]
Anthony Hecht
"More Light, More Light!"
Etheridge Knight
To Make a Poem in Prison
William Matthews
Bystanders
Charles Reznikoff
Entertainment [from Holocaust, IX]
Isaac Rosenberg
Dead Man's Dump
Ira Sadoff
  Nazis
Siamanto
The Dance [trans. Peter Balakian & Nevart Yaghlian]
Robert Ronnow
The Burning of the Jews
        Therefore I Decided to Live a Long Time
William Cullen Bryant
  Thanatopsis
George Gascoigne
  The Green Knight's Farewell to Fancy
Ibaragi Noriko
When I Was Prettiest in My Life [trans. Naoshi Koriyama & Edward
       Lueders]
Mina Loy
  Letters of the Unliving
Paul Violi
  Toward a February Songbook
Aleksander Wat
  Before Breughel the Elder [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Yuan Mei
Last Poem: Goodbye to My Garden [trans. J.P. Seaton]
Robert Ronnow
Long As You're Living
        The Backside of a Hundred Acre Run
Robert Burns
To a Mouse
Randall Jarrell
  Field and Forest
Patrick Kavanagh
To the Man After the Harrow
W.S. Merwin
  Alba
Thomas Alan Orr
Soybeans
Carter Revard
In Kansas
Gary Snyder
Hay for the Horses
Edward Thomas
As the team’s head brass
Robert Ronnow
Enduring Spinning: Agriculture, Culture and War
        Everything Is Normal
Denver Butson
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Fred Chappell
A Glorious Twilight
Russell Edson
The Large Thing
Bruce Hunter
The Day We Tore Up Stanley's Lawn
William Matthews
Whiplash
Carl Sandburg
Why did the children put beans in their ears?
Novica Tadic
The Cats' Strike [trans. Michael March & Dusan Puvacic]
James Tate
Bounden Duty
Robert Ronnow
Peter has gotten a new job
        Like a Wolf on the Fold
George Gordon, Lord Byron
The Destruction of Sennacherib
Fred Chappell
Tiger in the Field of Flame Grass
Victor Hugo
Expiation [Part 1; trans. Louis Simpson]
Itaikkunrurkilar
His Legs Strong and Lithe [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans.
       George L. Hart III]
Ogden Nash
Very Like a Whale
John Crowe Ransom
Judith of Bethulia
William Shakespeare
Now is the winter of our discontent [Richard III: I, i, 1-41]
Robert Ronnow
A Good Day to Die
        The Thunder of the Sail
Roy Campbell
Choosing a Mast
Robinson Jeffers
Boats in a Fog
W.S. Merwin
  The Helmsmen
Richard Murphy
The Last Galway Hooker
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  Ulysses
Paul Violi
  Phenakistes Urges His Crew Onward
Virgil
  The Sleep of Palinurus [from The Aeneid; trans. C. Day Lewis]
Robert Penn Warren
Masts at Dawn
Robert Ronnow
Get the Most Out of Life of Pi
        The Revolution Is Also One of Lakes, Rivers, Trees, Animals
Ernesto Cardenal
Ecology [trans. Marc Zimmerman]
Charles Goodrich
Millennial Spring
Barry Lopez
Desert Reservation
W.S. Merwin
The Station
Ray A. Young Bear
A Drive to Lone Ranger
Robert Ronnow
Enduring Spinning: Agriculture, Culture and War
        Decimate Us!
Ernesto Cardenal
  "For Those Dead, Our Dead . . ." [trans. Jonathan Cohen]
Raymond Carver
Wine
James Dickey
  Drinking from a Helmet
Alan Dugan
The Decimation Before Phraata
Homer
  As when the winds, ascending by degrees [The Iliad, IV: 478-542, trans.
      Alexander Pope]
William Matthews
  The Wolf of Gubbio
William Butler Yeats
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Robert Ronnow
Reverse Gestation
        Death Is Indifferent to What Hide He Tans
Ernesto Cardenal
The Parrots [trans. Marc Zimmerman]
Tristan Corbiere
Letter from Mexico [trans. William Meredith]
Keith Douglas
Vergissmeinnicht
Thomas Hardy
The Man He Killed
Seamus Heaney
Casualty
Li Kuang-t'ien
A Dead Turk [trans. Kai-yu Hsu]
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
Tom Koontz
rain all morning
Li Ch'ing-chao
A Weary Song to a Slow Sad Tune [trans. Kenneth Rexroth]
Nguyen Chi Thien
A Jungle Night [trans. Huyng Sanh Thong]
Jules Supervielle
Rain and the Tyrants [trans. David Gascoyne]
Wu Tsao
Bitter rain in my courtyard [trans. Kenneth Rexroth & Ling Chung]
Robert Ronnow
Not enough heat
        Izle, Xyster, and Thalassacon
Ciaran Carson
Bagpipe Music
Mike Chasar
Conches on Christmas
Alfred Corn
A Walrus Tusk from Alaska
A.D. Hope
Meditation on a Bone
Galway Kinnell
Why Regret?
Sharon Olds
Toth Farry
Robert Ronnow
Blue Grama Grass
        Facing Death Was How They Knew They Were Alive
Ciaran Carson
  Hamlet
Homer
Why comes Aeneas thro' the ranks so far? [The Iliad, XX: 214-307,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
Bruce Hunter
  The Scale
Patrick Kavanagh
  Epic
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
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
        Happiness, It Comes On Unexpectedly
Raymond Carver
Happiness
Tina Kelley
  Free Day for Sale
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?
        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
Defiance
        When I Was
Constantine Cavafy
  Myris: Alexandria, A.D. 340 [trans. Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard]
Rhina P. Espaillat
Clearing
Francis Jammes
A Prayer to Go to Heaven with the Donkeys [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Li-Young Lee
The Hammock
Sharon Olds
  The One Girl at the Boys Party
Linda Pastan
To a Daughter Leaving Home
William Butler Yeats
  The Fiddler of Dooney
Robert Ronnow
Insignificance
        Now It's Tomorrow, As Usual
Richard Cecil
Internal Exile
David Chin
A Seven-Day Diary
Adelaide Crapsey
Trapped
Nora Dauenhauer
How to Make Good Baked Salmon from the River
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Spring
James Schuyler
Dining Out with Doug and Frank
William Shakespeare
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow [Macbeth: V, v, 19-28]
Robert Ronnow
The Canopy and Economy
        Making the Batter Understand Too Late
Fred Chappell
Fast Ball
Robert Francis
Pitcher
Miroslav Holub
Bullfight [trans. Ian Milner & Jarmila Milner]
Sean O Riordain
Switch [trans. Patrick Crotty]
A.K. Ramanujan
At Forty,
Ernest Lawrence Thayer
Casey at the Bat
C.K. Williams
Combat
Robert Ronnow
At Basketball
        Far From the Ailing Earth
Fred Chappell
  Moonswarm
Emily Dickinson
I taste a liquor never brewed–
Tom Disch
March
Robert Francis
Clouds
Zbigniew Herbert
Report from Paradise [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Peter Dale Scott]
Homer
Sweet pleasing Sleep! (Saturnia thus began) [The Iliad, XIV: 266-416,
      trans. Alexander Pope]
Mary Ruefle
Kiss of the Sun
William Butler Yeats
The Fiddler of Dooney
Robert Ronnow
Jet, cracked paint, tea
        Dismissed From Military Service
Dinos Christianopoulos
Dismissed from Military Service [trans. Kimon Friar]
James Dickey
  Drinking from a Helmet
Alan Dugan
Portrait From the Infantry
Gunter Eich
  Inventory [trans. Joshua Mehigan]
Paul Muldoon
  Anseo
Perry Oldham
Noon
Henry Reed
  Lessons of the War
Walt Whitman
  Dirge for Two Veterans
Robert Ronnow
Marines call
        I Was That Lonely
Chu Shu-chen
Morning [trans. Kenneth Rexroth]
Thomas Hardy
The Going
Patrick Kavanagh
Inniskeen Road: July Evening
Theodore Roethke
The Geranium
William Shakespeare
How many thousand of my poorest subjects [Henry IV: III, i, 4-31]
Charles Simic
  The Immortal
Robert Ronnow
Chinese Sonnets
        Two Thousand Feet Above the Creek
Amy Clampitt
  The Reedbeds of the Hackensack
Tom Disch
Ode on the Source of the Clitumnus
Bruce Hunter
Two O'Clock Creek
Donald Justice
  Here in Katmandu
William H. Matchett
  Water Ouzel
William Matthews
  Scenic View
Gary Snyder
Above Pate Valley
Robert Ronnow
Under Mummy Mountain
        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
Roger Mitchell
The Stones at Callinish, Isle of Lewis
William Carlos Williams
Asphodel, That Greeny Flower [Book I]
Robert Ronnow
Miniature Juniper
        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
Marilyn Nelson
  Bali Hai Calls Mama
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
Carolyn Kizer
Bitch
Tom Koontz
Currrr
William Matthews
Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog
Robert Sward
Uncle Dog: The Poet at 9
Robert Ronnow
Shade
        What Luck To Have Had a Mother
Billy Collins
  The Lanyard
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]
Stanley Kunitz
  The Portrait
Timothy McBride
  Road Metal
Shamsur Rahman
  Into Olive Leaves [trans. Sajed Kamal]
Robert Ronnow
Mom's Eulogy
        What My Students Teach Me
Billy Collins
  Marginalia
Emily Dickinson
  There is no Frigate like a Book
Norman Dubie
Of Politics & Art
Eve L. Ewing
  Requiem for Fifth Period and the Things That Went On Then
Robert Francis
Farm Boy after Summer
Tony Hoagland
Grammar
Bruce Hunter
What My Students Teach Me
Al Zolynas
Love in the Classroom
Robert Ronnow
Home Schooling
        Why Do Your Poems Give Me a Headache?
Billy Collins
Marginalia
Tony Hoagland
Grammar
William Matthews
A Poetry Reading at West Point
Heather McHugh
  What He Thought
W.S. Merwin
Berryman
Roger Mitchell
Homage to Beatrix Potter
Paul Zimmer
  Suck It Up
Robert Ronnow
Rereading
        Keeping the Company of Time and Eternity
Billy Collins
The Moment
William Meredith
The American Living Room: A Tract
Howard Nemerov
A Singular Metamorphosis
Kenneth Rexroth
Time Is the Mercy of Eternity
Charles Simic
Mirrors at 4 A.M.
Gary Snyder
Piute Creek
Reed Whittemore
Still Life
Robert Ronnow
Antifragility
        Part of No Earthly Estate
Billy Collins
A Sense of Place
John Hewitt
Landscape
Patrick Kavanagh
Tarry Flynn
Jules Supervielle
The House Surrounded [trans. Patricia Terry]
Robert Ronnow
Providence
        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
        From Now On a Haircut is Two Bits
John William Corrington
on my 18th birthday
Robert Desnos
  Mid-Way [trans. William Kulik & Carole Frankel]
Deborah Harding
How I Knew Harold
William Meredith
  A Vision of Good Secrets
W.S. Merwin
For the Anniversary of My Death
Sulpicia
Have you heard? The troubles [trans. Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone]
Rabindranath Tagore
On My Birthday [trans. William Radice]
Cesar Vallejo
Black Stone on Top of a White Stone [trans. Thomas Merton]
Robert Ronnow
Sunset
        Neither Father Nor Lover
Gregory Corso
Marriage
Donald Hall
The Impossible Marriage
Seamus Heaney
Bog Queen
Eugenio Montale
Xenia I [trans. G. Singh]
Theodore Roethke
Elegy for Jane
Marina Tsvetaeva
Your name is a–bird in my hand [from Poems for Blok; trans. Jean
    Valentine & Ilya Kaminsky
Miller Williams
A Poem for Emily
Robert Ronnow
Cameron Diaz
        Group Photo
Jeremy Cronin
Group Photo from Pretoria Local on the Occasion of a Fourth
     Anniversary (Never Taken)
Ted Hughes
Wilfred Owen's Photographs
Dian Million
  The Housing Poem
Wilfred Owen
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Heberto Padilla
Landscapes [trans. Alastair Reid & Andrew Hurley]
David Ray
  Tableaux
Reed Whittemore
On Looking Through a Photo Album (of Viet Cong Prisoners)
Robert Ronnow
Building Fence
        Life Is Fine!
e.e. cummings
the boys i mean are not refined
Albert Goldbarth
Stomackes
Nazim Hikmet
Things I Didn't Know I Loved [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
Langston Hughes
Life Is Fine
Galway Kinnell
Why Regret?
Denise Levertov
Living
R.S. Thomas
Lore
Robert Ronnow
Life is not a curse
        Black and White and Black
Bernard Dadie
  I Thank You God [trans. John O. Reed & Clive Wake]
Rhina P. Espaillat
Two Nuns at the Mall
Robert Frost
The Onset
Langston Hughes
  Cross
Tom Koontz
A Face of Winter
W.S. Merwin
The Helmsmen
Roger Mitchell
  The Story of the White Cup
Gary Snyder
Three Deer One Coyote Running in the Snow
Robert Ronnow
Who's Got Trouble?
        A Commuter In a Strange Land
Eunice de Souza
  Sacred River
Wing Tek Lum
  The Butcher
Lynne McMahon
We Take Our Children to Ireland
William Meredith
  An Account of a Visit to Hawaii
Naomi Shihab Nye
  Coming into Cuzco
David Ray
  Reply from New Zealand
Ravi Shankar
  Exile
James Wright
  The Journey
Robert Ronnow
The Dark Green Conifers
        He Trembled Like a Heatwave and Faded
James Dickey
  Drinking from a Helmet
T.S. Eliot
Little Gidding
Robert Francis
  He died at eighty. Out in the fields that summer [Four Men, IV]
Seamus Heaney
I had come to the edge of the water [from Station Island, 7]
Czeslaw Milosz
Cafe [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Marcia Southwick
  A Portrait of Larry with Trogons
William Butler Yeats
The Host of the Air
Robert Ronnow
The Wound That Never Heals
        A Formal Feeling Comes
Anonymous
  Death Is Before Me Today [c. 1900 B.C.; Egyptian; trans. W.S. Merwin]
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]
Ken Slaughter
  will I hear it
Robert Ronnow
Crows, bluejays and pigeons
        A Green Thought In a Green Shade
Emily Dickinson
As imperceptibly as Grief
Tom Koontz
The Gift
Andrew Marvell
Thoughts in a Garden
Theodore Roethke
  The Waking
Gary Snyder
Three Deer One Coyote Running in the Snow
Wallace Stevens
Of Mere Being
William Butler Yeats
  Long-Legged Fly
Robert Ronnow
White Waits
        Here Where the Dead Lie Hidden
Emily Dickinson
  I died for Beauty–but was scarce
Robert Francis
Hide-and-Seek
Thomas Hardy
The Levelled Churchyard
Philip Larkin
Church Going
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
Derek Mahon
  Consolations of Philosophy
Walt Whitman
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods
Robert Ronnow
The Recent and Long Dead
        When I . . .
Emily Dickinson
  I heard a Fly buzz–when I died
Ibaragi Noriko
  When I Was Prettiest in My Life [trans. Naoshi Koriyama & Edward
       Lueders] 
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Lisel Mueller
  When I Am Asked
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
Robert Ronnow
Asexual
        A Rough Plain Hearse
Emily Dickinson
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
Tom Disch
In Defense of Forest Lawn
Seamus Heaney
Funeral Rites
Bruce Hunter
The Funeral
Richard Jones
Sky Funeral
William H. Matchett
Quaker Funeral
William Shakespeare
What is he that builds stronger than either the mason,
       the shipwright or the carpenter? [Hamlet: V, i, 41-216]
William Carlos Williams
Tract
Robert Ronnow
Mom's Eulogy
        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
        Out of Endurance, Exaltation
Emily Dickinson
Sweet Mountains–Ye tell me no lie–
Robert Francis
Monadnock
Anthony Hecht
A Hill
George Herbert
The Pilgrimage
W.S. Merwin
  The Mountain
Naomi Shihab Nye
  Negotiations with a Volcano
Mona Van Duyn
A View
Robert Ronnow
Earth
        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
        You Are My One God
Emily Dickinson
  Wild Nights–Wild Nights!
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]
  My love is in my house [trans. Willis Barnstone & Usha Nilsson]
Frank O'Hara
To the Harbormaster
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
  Song of Krishna (5) [trans. Velcheru Narayana Rao]
Stevie Smith
God the Eater
Robert Ronnow
The End of Faith
        I Shall Bolt My Door
Tom Disch
How to Behave when Dead
Natalya Gorbanyevskaya
And there is nothing at all–--neither fear [trans. David Weissbort]
Derek Mahon
The Joycentenary Ode
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Moriturus
Elinor Wylie
Prophecy
Robert Ronnow
Negotiation
        One Genesis Mention's All You Get
Tom Disch
Zewhyexary
Robbie Gamble
Reading from the Desert Fathers at the Laundromat
Albert Goldbarth
  A Song about Colonial Times
C.S. Lewis
The Late Passenger
Paul Violi
Huggermugger
Charles Harper Webb
Biblical Also-Rans
Robert Ronnow
The Master Algorithm
        The Merry Love To Dance
Rita Dove
Fox Trot Fridays
Robert Francis
  The Revelers
Patrick Kavanagh
  Inniskeen Road: July Evening
Alicia Ostriker
  Wrinkly Lady Dancer
Theodore Roethke
My Papa's Waltz
Louis Simpson
  The Riders Held Back
William Carlos Williams
Danse Russe
William Butler Yeats
The Fiddler of Dooney
Robert Ronnow
Lorraine
        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
May Swenson
The Centaur
William Carlos Williams
The Turtle
Robert Ronnow
The Poet’s Family at Her Funeral
        Gold, Near Gold, Off-Gold, Ultra-Golden
Carol Ann Duffy
Mrs Midas
Robert Francis
Gold
Robert Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
William Shakespeare
So may the outward shows be least themselves [The Merchant of
      Venice: III, ii, 73-107]
Elinor Wylie
  Wild Peaches
William Butler Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium
Robert Ronnow
Nineteen Minutes to Bedtime
        Between My Reason and My Heart
Alan Dugan
  Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements, After Asoka
Rhina P. Espaillat
Impasse: Glose
George Gascoigne
  Gascoigne’s Lullaby
Howard Nemerov
Style
Kay Ryan
  A Hundred Bolts of Satin
James Tate
Bona Fides
Mona Van Duyn
  Open Letter from a Constant Reader
Robert Ronnow
Either Way
        Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
Alan Dugan
  Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements, After Asoka
Carolyn Forche 
  The Museum of Stones 
Robert Frost
Mending Wall
Robinson Jeffers
Carmel Point
Donald Justice 
  The Wall 
Charles Martin 
  Speech Against Stone 
Richard Wilbur 
  A Baroque Wall-Fountain in the Villa Sciarra 
Robert Ronnow
Wetland Song
        A Great Transverse Tear
Alan Dugan
  Wall, Cave, and Pillar Statements, After Asoka
Robert Francis
  Part for the Whole
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]
Robert Ronnow
Soot
        The Line Between Prose and Poetry
Paul Laurence Dunbar
A Choice
Rhina P. Espaillat
On the Impossibility of Translation
Robert Francis
Catch
Eamon Grennan
  Detail
Archibald MacLeish
Ars Poetica
Lisel Mueller
When I Am Asked
Howard Nemerov
Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry
Gary Snyder
What You Should Know to Be a Poet
Wallace Stevens
The Planet on the Table
Robert Ronnow
Can poetry matter
        Life Draws a Bird
Stephen Dunn
  Seriousness
Robert Frost
The Oven 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
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Robert Ronnow
Birding by Ear
        Cease Thy Counsel
Paul Durcan
The Divorce Referendum, Ireland, 1986
Louise Gluck
  Telemachus' Detachment
X.J. Kennedy
  First Confession
Maxine Kumin
  Seven Caveats in May
William Meredith
Thoughts on One's Head
Kay Ryan
  This Life
William Shakespeare
I pray thee cease thy counsel [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
        Lieutenant! This Corpse Will Not Stop Burning!
Paul Durcan
We resided in a Loreto convent in the centre of Dublin city
      [from Six Nuns Die in Convent Inferno, I]
Robinson Jeffers
Fire on the Hills
Galway Kinnell
The Dead Shall Be Raised Incorruptible
James Merrill
Charles on Fire
Robert Pinsky
Shirt
Bruce Weigl
Burning Shit at An Khe
Robert Ronnow
Night
        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
        Not the Flower But the Seed Endures
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Rhodora
Robert Francis
Spicebush and Witch-Hazel
Robert Frost
  Birches
Bruce Hunter
Magnolia Fraseri Walt
Marianne Moore
  Smooth Gnarled Crape Myrtle
Robert Ronnow
Rhodora in Winter
        At Fourteen I Married My Lord You
John Ennis
Alice of Daphne, 1799
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]
Okot p'Bitek
  The Woman with Whom I Share My Husband
      [from Song of Lawino, 2]
Yosano Akiko
What shall I wear to sleep in alone? [from The Channel Boat; trans.
       Janine Beichman]
Robert Ronnow
A Job in the Garden of Eden
        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
William Meredith
  On Jenkins' Hill
Czeslaw Milosz
Bypassing rue Descartes [trans. Renata Gorczynski & Robert Hass]
David Ray
  The Rickshaw Wallah Told Us
Robert Ronnow
Immigration
        Nobody Praises Pigeons
Rhina P. Espaillat
A Eulogy, Maybe
William Meredith
The Jain Bird Hospital in Delhi
Greg Pape
Birds of Detroit
Alastair Reid
Pigeons
Wallace Stevens
Sunday Morning
Richard Wilbur
After the Last Bulletins
Robert Ronnow
Take the Ripe Plum
        Your Silver's Gone
Rhina P. Espaillat
This Is To Tell You
Thomas Hardy
  Friends Beyond
Bimal Nibha
  Cycle [trans. Manjushree Thapa]
David Ray
Estate Sale
Charles Simic
  The Altar
Richard Wilbur
  Museum Piece
William Carlos Williams
This Is Just to Say
Robert Ronnow
Cleaning Out Their House
        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]
Bruce Hunter
  Manta Ray
Giacomo Leopardi
To His Lady [trans. Jonathan Galassi]
Ogden Nash
  To My Valentine
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
A Job in the Garden of Eden
        What Love Meant
Padraic Fallon
  Kiltarten Legend
Robert Hass
Sonnet
Howard Kogan
The Way We Met
Hugh MacDiarmid
  O Wha’s the Bride?
Edna St. Vincent Millay
This beast that rends me in the sight of all
Timothy Pilgrim
  Wedding Rescue
Theodore Roethke
I Knew a Woman
W.D. Snodgrass
Mementos, 1
Robert Ronnow
When Peg Laughs Like Liz
        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
Wilfred Owen
  Strange Meeting
James Schuyler
May, 1972
Louis Simpson
The Riders Held Back
Robert Ronnow
Gently unexpressed
        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
        Old Men Waiting
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]
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]
Leonardo Sinisgalli
Old Grief [trans. W.S. DiPiero]
William Butler Yeats
Politics
Robert Ronnow
Rules for Old Men Waiting
        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
Wallace Stevens
No Possum, No Sop, No Taters
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
Lorine Niedecker
  You are my friend
Charles North
Air and Angels
Kay Ryan
  Doubt
Nelly Sachs
  Line Like [trans. Michael Hamburger]
Paul Violi
  Rifacimento
Andrei Voznesensky
Darkmotherscream [trans. Robert Bly & Vera Dunham]
Robert Ronnow
blueberries
        Summer Is to Spring as One to Ten
Robert Frost
  The Oven Bird
Dana Gioia
Summer Storm
Carolyn Kizer
  Summer Near the River
Norman MacCaig
  So many summers
Sharon Olds
  Summer Solstice: New York City
Louis Simpson
Summer Storm
Oksana Zabuzhko
Letter from the Summer House [trans. Douglas Smith]
Robert Ronnow
The Summer Noosphere
        My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun
Robert Frost
The Silken Tent
Richard Jones
The Loft
Ben Jonson
Her Triumph
William Shakespeare
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun [Sonnet 130]
Charles Simic
My Beloved
Richard Wilbur
The Catch
William Butler Yeats
For Anne Gregory
Robert Ronnow
To Eat a Continent Is Not So Strange
        This Is Our Body
Tess Gallagher
Each Bird Walking
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  Felix Randal
Stephen Kampa
  The Quiet Boy
Lisel Mueller
  Palindrome
Linda Pastan
  Notes from the Delivery Room
Seido Ray Ronci
Snow
Gary Snyder
The Bath
Robert Ronnow
Injury
        Their Ancient, Glittering Eyes
Louise Gluck
Celestial Music
Albert Goldbarth
12th Century Chinese Painting with a Few Dozen Seal Imprints
      Across It
Bruce Hunter
Spring Opening–Lock Four
Li Po
  The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter [trans. Ezra Pound]
Derek Mahon
The Snow Party
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]
William Butler Yeats
Lapis Lazuli
Robert Ronnow
The Shootist
        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
Natasha Tretheway
  Letters from Storyville
Ronald Wallace
  Sestina for the House
Robert Ronnow
October Sky
        Different Ways to Pray
Albert Goldbarth
Sumerian Votive Figurines [from Ancient Musics]
George Herbert
Prayer
Gerard Manley Hopkins
  The Habit of Perfection
Andrew Hudgins
  Praying Drunk
William H. Matchett
Quaker Funeral
Naomi Shihab Nye
Different Ways to Pray
Ray A. Young Bear
  Wadasa Nakamoon, Vietnam Memorial
Robert Ronnow
Upper Manhattan Medical Group
        In the Corner Missed By the Mower
Jorge Guillen
The Horses [trans. Richard Wilbur]
Tom Koontz
In Such a Light
Carter Revard
In Kansas
Theodore Roethke
The Far Field
Edward Thomas
Tall Nettles
Robert Ronnow
Under-sky sleeping, bone keeping
        The Sadness of Joy
Corrine Hales
Power
Nazim Hikmet
Since I Was Thrown Inside [trans. Deniz Perin]
Galway Kinnell
First Song
D.H. Lawrence
A Youth Mowing
Jon Stallworthy
The Almond Tree
Richard Wilbur
Boy at the Window
William Wordsworth
Lines Written in Early Spring
Robert Ronnow
Max Joy Marries Minnie Pain
        A Stone Look on the Stone's Face
Donald Hall
Prophecy
Yusef Komunyakaa
Facing It
Louis MacNeice
Bagpipe Music
Charles Martin
  Speech Against Stone
Roger Mitchell
  Utitsialangavik
Robert Pinsky
The Figured Wheel
Richard Wilbur
Advice to a Prophet
Robert Ronnow
The Terminator
        The Only Philosopher's Stone Worth Bothering About
Donald Hall
Summer Kitchen
Leonard Nathan
Bladder Song
P.K. Page
Deaf Mute in the Pear Tree
Sylvia Plath
You're
William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds [Sonnet 116]
Charles Simic
Breasts
Richard Wilbur
Playboy
Robert Ronnow
Peaches
        Demon or Bird?
Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush
Robinson Jeffers
Hurt Hawks
John Keats
Ode to a Nightingale
D.H. Lawrence
Man and Bat
Kay Ryan
  Flamingo Watching
Percy Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark
Robert Penn Warren
  Evening Hawk
Walt Whitman
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
Robert Ronnow
Communicating the Bird
        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
        My Father Hated Weakness
Robert Hayden
Those Winter Sundays
George Herbert
Constancie
Michael Longley
Phemios & Medon [from Homeric Poems]
Alden Nowlan
Weakness
Anne Sexton
All My Pretty Ones
William Shakespeare
No, they cannot touch me for coining, I am the King himself
      [King Lear, IV, vi, 83-186]
Belle Waring
Before Penicillin
Robert Ronnow
Marines call
        It Is Better to Say 'I Am Suffering' Than to Say 'This
             Landscape is Ugly'
George Herbert
Bitter-Sweet
Carolyn Kizer
The Intruder
Howard Kogan
Winter Wren
Heather McHugh
The Matter Over
Sharon Olds
On the Hearth of the Broken Home
Anne Sexton
The Room of My Life
Robert Ronnow
Netflix, Hulu
        He Works His Work, I Mine
George Herbert
Time
A.D. Hope
Tiger
Gary Margolis
  Shovel and Rake
William H. Matchett
Reclaiming the Strawberries
Naomi Mulvihill
  Gospel
Cesare Pavese
South Seas [trans. Willam Arrowsmith]
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ulysses
Robert Ronnow
Defiance
        My Train Pulled Out
Nazim Hikmet
Things I Didn't Know I Loved [trans. Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk]
A.D. Hope
Observation Car
Kenneth Koch
The Railway Stationery
Philip Larkin
The Whitsun Weddings
Louis MacNeice
To Wales once more, though not on holiday now [from Autumn
    Sequel, Canto XX]
May Swenson
Riding the A
Adam Zagajewski
At Daybreak [trans. Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry & C.K. Williams]
Robert Ronnow
For Spring No Hesitation Is Great
        My 18-Year-Old Son Took Off for the East
Homer
Alas! what weight of anguish hast thou known? [The Iliad, XXIV:
      653-839, trans. Alexander Pope]
Steve Kowit
The Prodigal Son’s Brother
Maxine Kumin
The Bangkok Gong
W.S. Merwin
Yesterday
William Shakespeare
Do thou stand for my father and examine me upon the particulars
      of my life [1 Henry IV: II, iv, 376-481]
Marcia Southwick
A Portrait of Larry with Trogons
Robert Ronnow
Nineteen Minutes to Bedtime
        The Bone Shop of the Heart
A.D. Hope
  Meditation on a Bone
Bruce Hunter
  They Dream of Being Gardeners
Robinson Jeffers
The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
Richard Jones
  Sky Funeral
Theodore Roethke
  What Can I Tell My Bones?
William Shakespeare
  What is he that builds stronger than either the mason,
     the shipwright or the carpenter? [Hamlet: V, i, 41-216]
William Butler Yeats
The Circus Animals' Desertion
Robert Ronnow
Bone Music
        Good Dog
Ted Hughes
Birth of Rainbow
William Matthews
Loyal
Alden Nowlan
  Weakness
John Updike
  Dog’s Death
        This Close
Lady Izumi Shikibu
You told me it was [trans. Willis Barnstone]
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]
Vidya
On Makeshift Bedding [from The Vidyakara Anthology; trans. Andrew
      Schelling]
Vikatanitamba
When He Pressed His Lips [trans. Steve Kowit]
Robert Ronnow
Absolutely Smooth Mustard
        Better Be Born Seven Times
Attila Jozsef
The Seventh [trans. John Batki]
Roberto Juarroz
  Life draws a tree [trans. W.S. Merwin]
Sylvia Plath
  Lady Lazarus
Ezra Pound
  Cino
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]
Walt Whitman
  I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the
      beginning and the end [Song of Myself, 3]
Robert Ronnow
Born Again
        Left Out of the Scene Forever
Donald Justice
Anonymous Drawing
Derek Mahon
Consolations of Philosophy
William H. Matchett
Deathwatch
William Matthews
The Accompanist
Frank Ormsby
My Careful Life
Charles Simic
The Lesson
James Tate
Inspiration
Robert Ronnow
Certain Days
        Before My Helpless Sight
Kakkaipirtiniyar Naccellaiyar
Many Said [from the Classical Tamil Anthologies; trans. George L. Hart III]
Tom Koontz
  from a letter, Sarajevo...
Cecil Day Lewis
  The Dead
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
Robert Ronnow
The Rwandan dead
        I Let You See the Woman
Rudyard Kipling
The Female of the Species
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
        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 Morning Air Is All Awash With Angels
Philip Larkin
Aubade
Irving Layton
An Aubade
Czeslaw Milosz
On Angels [trans. Czeslaw Milosz]
Cesare Pavese
Grappa in September [trans. William Arrowsmith]
Anne Sexton
Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound
May Swenson
Morning at Point Dume
Richard Wilbur
Love Calls Us to the Things of This World
Robert Ronnow
Morning Chores
        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
Richard Wilbur
Hamlen Brook
Robert Ronnow
The Self
        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
Paul Violi
  Abundance
Vernon Watkins
The Heron
Robert Ronnow
What Have I Seen?
        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
        The Child Coming In From the Other World
Sharon Olds
First Birth
  That Moment
Linda Pastan
  Notes from the Delivery Room
Anna Swir
Maternity [trans. Czeslaw Milosz & Leonard Nathan]
Robert Ronnow
New Mind
        The Years Bloomed By
Muriel Spark
Going up to Sotheby's
Mona Van Duyn
  The Block
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A
All the Worlds There Are
The Ancient Night is Bottomless
Ask Again
At Fourteen I Married My Lord You
B
The Backside of a Hundred Acre Run
Ballad
The Band Played On
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
Before My Helpless Sight
Better Be Born Seven Times
Between My Reason and My Heart
Beyond the Last Thought
Black and White and Black
The Bone Shop of the Heart
The Bones of His Dwindling Father
Boy, You Don't Belong Here
The Brave Fighter's Fine Shield Shines
C
Cease Thy Counsel
The Child Coming In From the Other World
Childermas
The Cider-Maker and Appletree-Shaker
A Circle With No End
The Clouds Go, Nevertheless, In Their Direction
Come With No Company to the Far Side
A Commuter In a Strange Land
The Crop From the Weed
D
The Darkness Around Us Is Deep
Death Is Indifferent to What Hide He Tans
Decimate Us!
Demon or Bird?
De Whitefolks Got Laws
Different Ways to Pray
Dismissed From Military Service
Do You Remember?
E
Even Those Who Have Never Heard It Know What It Is
Everything Is Normal
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
The Fixed Stars Were Fixed in Different Places
Floating in God's Brain
For Despair There Is No Forgiveness
A Formal Feeling Comes
Freedom to Have Never Been
Free From Love
From Now On a Haircut is Two Bits
Future Work
G
The Garden of Eden
The Geese Overhead Warring South
Get the Cement Truck Into the Poem
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
H
Happiness, It Comes On Unexpectedly
He Breaks the Law of Gravity
He Came to the Road
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 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
If Design Govern In a Thing So Small
If It Escapes Then It Can Fly
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 Prominent Bar in Secaucus
Incised At Times By the Illusory
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 Sweetness of Her Holy Loins
In This Case Plastic Forks Paper Plates and Cups Will Do
I Shall Bolt My Door
It Could Not Be Dangerous to Be Living in a Town Like This
It Is Better to Say 'I Am Suffering' Than to Say 'This Landscape Is Ugly'
It Is Him, My Leader, My Love
It Is Not Far To My Place
It's My Lunch Hour, So I Go for a Walk
Its Silence Speaks For Me
It Was Snowing
It Will Not Matter That I Was aWoman
I Was That Lonely

Izle, Xyster, and Thalassacon
J
K
Keeping the Company of Time and Eternity
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 Draws a Bird
Life Is Fine!
Like a Wolf on the Fold
The Line Between Prose and Poetry
Little Moons Fall Down Like Tears
The Long Journey Towards Oblivion
Lord Let Me Suffer Much
Love Is the Crooked Thing
M
Make Yourself Content
Making the Batter Understand Too Late

May I Feel
The Merry Love To Dance
The Morning Air Is All Awash With Angels
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
Neither Father Nor Lover
Never May the Anarchic Man Find Rest at My Hearth
The Night Before My Love's Last Morning
Nobody Praises Pigeons
No Day Is Right For the Apocalypse
No Light
Not As Other Girls Have Given Their Loves
Not Even the Rain Has Such Small Hands
Nothing But a Hog
Not the Flower But the Seed Endures
Now He Can Smell Doom
Now It's Tomorrow, As Usual
Numberless Are the World's Wonders
O
The Oldest Element in Her Universe
Old Men Waiting
An Old-Time Sea Fight
O Love, Where Are You Leading Me Now?
Once Out of Nature
One Genesis Mention's All You Get
One Must Have a Mind of Winter
One's Pretty Lively When Ruined
The Only Philosopher's Stone Worth Bothering About
On the Shore of the Wide World
The Other One, the One Called Borges
Out of Endurance, Exaltation
O Wild West Wind
P
Part of No Earthly Estate
The Peaceful Animals, Close to God
A Person Is a Person Because of Other People
Q
R
Report From the Besieged City
The Revelers
The Revolution Is Also One of Lakes, Rivers, Trees, Animals
The Room Is a Conch Shell
A Rough Plain Hearse
S
The Sadness of Joy
The Shape, the Label, the Labor, the Color
Some Have Courage, Others Don't
Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
So Sweet and So Cold
Speak the Speech
A Stone Look on the Stone's Face
Strangers Would Have Shut the Doors
Such Skill in Distribution to Every Pocket of Life
Summer Is to Spring as One to Ten
The Summer Sun Had the Chill of Snow
Swallow a Lot of Universal Wind
T
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
Therefore I Decided to Live a Long Time
There Is No Capital of the World
This Close
This Is the Thunderous City
This Is Our Body
Thousands Have Died Since Dawn
The Thunder of the Sail
To His Lady
To Not Choose Not To Be
To Serve Therewith My Maker
To Undertake the Perilous Descent
To What Purpose Do You Return Again?
Trapped By the God's Foot
Two Neat Geometries Drawn in the Weather
Two Thousand Feet Above the Creek
U
Unconscious Came a Beauty
The Unity in All Things and the Difference
V
W
Wake Up, Your Dreams Are Bad!
Wanting, Wanting, Wanting
Ways of Looking
We Are Kind to Snails
We Toast Ourselves, Our Safety
We Try Not to Notice
What If
What Is Poetry Which Does Not Save Nations or People?
What Love Meant
What Luck To Have Had a Mother
What My Students Teach Me
What Were They Like?
When I . . .
When I Was
When the King Be Witnessed in the Room
Where the Dogs Go On With Their Doggy Life
The Whipcrack of the Mortgage
Who've Loved Many Times Well Into the Night in Good Silence
Why Do Your Poems Give Me a Headache?
With Disorder in Her Hair
Woven Air
X
Y
The Years Bloomed By
You Are My One God
You Can't Teach Disbelief to a Child
You Must Change Your Life
Your Silver's Gone
Z