Monthly Archives: April 2015

National Poetry Month 2015: Day 21, Ron Padgett

“Prose Poem (“The morning coffee.”)” By Ron Padgett The morning coffee. I’m not sure why I drink it. Maybe it’s the ritual of the cup, the spoon, the hot water, the milk, and the little heap of brown grit, the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 20, Isaac Rosenberg

  “On Receiving News of the War” By Isaac Rosenberg Snow is a strange white word; No ice or frost Has asked of bud or bird For Winter’s cost. Yet ice and frost and snow From earth to sky This … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 19, Pablo Neruda

“Los Jugadores” By Pablo Neruda Juegan, juegan. Agachados, arrugados, decrépitos. Este hombre torvo junto a los mares de su patria, más lejana que el sol, cantó bellas canciones. Canción de la belleza de la tierra, canción de la belleza de … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 18, Rimbaud

“Ophelia” By Arthur Rimbaud Translated by Paul Schmidt I Where the stars sleep in the calm black stream, Like some great lily, pale Ophelia floats, Slowly floats, wound in her veils like a dream. – Half heard in the woods, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 17, Edna St. Vincent Millay

“What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” By Edna St. Vincent Millay What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the … Continue reading

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Boston NOW: Shakespeare B-Day, Japan Festival, Harvard LITfest

Happening today, April 18th! The 8th Annual Bookish Ball and Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration is taking place in Harvard Square at noon. Check out the full roster of events here. There will be readings, there will be book-buying, and there will … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2015: Day 16, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15)” By Lawrence Ferlinghetti Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making and balancing on … Continue reading

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