Today's Poem

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"I think I lost it / Let me know if you come across it / Let me know if I let it fall / Along a back road somewhere" I Lost It by Lucinda Williams (1980) https://genius.com/Lucinda-williams-i-lost-it-lyrics & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIdStpflsK0

Lucinda Williams is a critically acclaimed Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter best known for her earnest, powerful lyrics and distinctive Vegemite voice …

"When I opened the door there was a cake on the front porch. / Someone had made patterns of waves in the off-white icing. / A single word in capital letters sang itself in chocolate." candle by Hinemoana Baker from waha | mouth (2014 Victoria University Press) http://tuesdaypoem.blogspot.ca/2014/09/candle-by-hinemoana-baker.html

"When I opened the door there was a cake on the front porch. / Someone had made patterns of waves in the off-white icing. / A single word in capital letters sang itself in chocolate." candle by Hinemoana Baker from waha | mouth (2014 Victoria University Press) http://tuesdaypoem.blogspot.ca/2014/09/candle-by-hinemoana-baker.html

"What was I to prophesy if not the end of the world? / A salt pillar for the lonely lot, even the rain." Even the Rain by Agha Shahid Ali from Call Me Ishmael Tonight (2003 WW Norton) https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/even-rain

"What was I to prophesy if not the end of the world? / A salt pillar for the lonely lot, even the rain." Even the Rain by Agha Shahid Ali from Call Me Ishmael Tonight (2003 WW Norton) https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/even-rain

"I think / of how birds arrive / at their disheveled destinations / and that there’s too much signage / in the way and all that lucky to be alive, / we're just paddling in a torrent" the day started well enough by Nia Davies (2014 The Quietus) http://thequietus.com/articles/14210-two-poems-by-nia-davies

"I think / of how birds arrive / at their disheveled destinations / and that there’s too much signage / in the way and all that lucky to be alive, / we're just paddling in a torrent" the day started well enough by Nia Davies (2014 The Quietus) http://thequietus.com/articles/14210-two-poems-by-nia-davies

"She promised // if I wore the dress I could wear anything / I wanted after: army pants, a sheriff / badge, cowboy hat, and pistols." Boy With Flowers by Ely Shipley (2005 Prairie Schooner) http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/fusion/aunts/boy-flowers

"She promised // if I wore the dress I could wear anything / I wanted after: army pants, a sheriff / badge, cowboy hat, and pistols." Boy With Flowers by Ely Shipley (2005 Prairie Schooner) http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/fusion/aunts/boy-flowers

"Belief lustful and eager and curious before beauty. Very bright. Belief intending afresh. So calmly and clearly." Monday by Lisa Robertson from the weather (2001 New Star Books) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56074/monday-56d238408062d

"Belief lustful and eager and curious before beauty. Very bright. Belief intending afresh. So calmly and clearly." Monday by Lisa Robertson from the weather (2001 New Star Books) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56074/monday-56d238408062d

"9. sometimes not loving is the most radical thing you can do." Love and Other Experiments by Billy-Ray Belcourt (2014 Lemonhound) https://lemonhound.com/2017/11/03/billy-ray-belcourt-two-poems/

"9. sometimes not loving is the most radical thing you can do." Love and Other Experiments by Billy-Ray Belcourt (2014 Lemonhound) https://lemonhound.com/2017/11/03/billy-ray-belcourt-two-poems/

"Sweet sentinel, you keep watch / over the shadows of my room. / This evening my dreams depart / for the north." Behind the door by Kettly Mars, translated by Alexander Best, from Growls and Sobs (2011 via  Zócalo Poets) https://zocalopoets.com/category/poets-poetas/kettly-mars/

"Sweet sentinel, you keep watch / over the shadows of my room. / This evening my dreams depart / for the north." Behind the door by Kettly Mars, translated by Alexander Best, from Growls and Sobs (2011 via Zócalo Poets) https://zocalopoets.com/category/poets-poetas/kettly-mars/

"My mother never travelled anywhere without her flippers, / goggles and a snorkel." All My Mad Mothers by Jacqueline Saphra (2017 Nine Arches Press) https://andotherpoems.com/2017/05/24/two-poems-by-jacqueline-saphra-2/

"My mother never travelled anywhere without her flippers, / goggles and a snorkel." All My Mad Mothers by Jacqueline Saphra (2017 Nine Arches Press) https://andotherpoems.com/2017/05/24/two-poems-by-jacqueline-saphra-2/

"Are you dead yet? / We're writing letters to our future selves / wanting to know if we can outlive men with beautiful hands." Not Yet by Juliane Okot Bitek (2016 Room Magazine) https://roommagazine.com/writing/not-yet

"Are you dead yet? / We're writing letters to our future selves / wanting to know if we can outlive men with beautiful hands." Not Yet by Juliane Okot Bitek (2016 Room Magazine) https://roommagazine.com/writing/not-yet

"Slices of stale bread laid under velvet soup / dissolve the wall between herself and the ancestors." Poem in Which there is a Recipe by Sophie Herxheimer (2013 Tom's Feast) http://www.tomsfeast.com/2013/01/poem-in-which-there-is-a-recipe-by-sophie-herxheimer/

"Slices of stale bread laid under velvet soup / dissolve the wall between herself and the ancestors." Poem in Which there is a Recipe by Sophie Herxheimer (2013 Tom's Feast) http://www.tomsfeast.com/2013/01/poem-in-which-there-is-a-recipe-by-sophie-herxheimer/

"Atmospheric washes of sound / Play it muddy / Play it freaking loud / Light sputtering and crackling / The only sure thing in those days were the prices" from One With Others by CD Wright (2010 Copper Canyon Press) http://cdsporch.org/one-with-others/

"Atmospheric washes of sound / Play it muddy / Play it freaking loud / Light sputtering and crackling / The only sure thing in those days were the prices" from One With Others by CD Wright (2010 Copper Canyon Press) http://cdsporch.org/one-with-others/

"Channel / a packed Savoy Ballroom and slide across / the dusty floor as your zoot-suited, twenties / self, the feather in your hat from an ostrich" Some Bright Elegance by Kayo Chingonyi (2011 Poetry International) http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/19540

"Channel / a packed Savoy Ballroom and slide across / the dusty floor as your zoot-suited, twenties / self, the feather in your hat from an ostrich" Some Bright Elegance by Kayo Chingonyi (2011 Poetry International) http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/19540

"Although there is no paper yet, no ink / There is already the hand / That moves, needing to write" Come Back by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin from The Sun-fish (2009 The Gallery Press) http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/come-back/

"Although there is no paper yet, no ink / There is already the hand / That moves, needing to write" Come Back by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin from The Sun-fish (2009 The Gallery Press) http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/come-back/

"Where we’re never named forbidden, only just / how we touch each other." Shiksa by Leah Horlick (2015 Lemonhound) https://lemonhound.com/2015/01/08/leah-horlick-three-poems/

"Where we’re never named forbidden, only just / how we touch each other." Shiksa by Leah Horlick (2015 Lemonhound) https://lemonhound.com/2015/01/08/leah-horlick-three-poems/

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