Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon
Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;And beauty came like the setting sun:My heart was shaken with tears; and horrorDrifted…
Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter
For some reason I’ve decided to end the year by regularly reading something on Jstor; why I picked this as a hobby is a good question because I have no idea. But here we are. But I’ve always been a big fan of the Trojan War, and at some point Diomedes was someone I really…
The How by Ysra Daley-Ward | Poetry for the Self
The How by Ysra Daley-Ward Most of us have heard of Ysra Daley-Ward even if we haven’t had the chance to read her! You may also follow her on Instagram! When I saw that The How was available as an ARC (advanced readers copy) on NetGalley, I had to request it, and somehow, I was…
Poem of the Day: The Ideal by James Fenton
This is where I came from. I passed this way. This should not be shameful. Or hard to say.
Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott | Unmemorable Poetry with A Moment | Review
What does it mean when I can’t remember you the next day? Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott Insomnia and night shift have done wonders for how much poetry I read. I can focus on things enough to get through them, or my brain registers more easily that this is not worth a deep read and…
Although the wind
Although the windby Izumi Shikibu Translated by Jane Hirshfield with Marino Aratani Although the winblows terribly here, the moonlight also leaks between the roof planks of this ruined house.