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DAILY POEMS 2005-2006

This is the list of the 75 poems we discussed in the 2005-2006 academic year. Some of them are on-line, and you can read a copy by clicking on the title. Others are available only in books.

  1. 5/2/06 - Frost, Robert. Desert Places. Poemhunter.com, <http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6604&poem=26951> Accessed May 1, 2006.
  2. 5/1/06 - Tennyson, Alfred Lord. The Eagle (A Fragment). <http://www.online-literature.com/tennyson/715/> Accessed May 1, 2006
  3. 4/21/06 - Pinsky, Robert. Shirt. The Want Bone. New York: Ecco Press, 1990
  4. 4/18/06 - Yeats, William Butler. "The Song of Wandering Aengus," Wind Among the Reeds. New York: J. Lane, The Bodley Head, 1899.
  5. 4/13/06 - Oliver, Mary. "The Summer Day." New and Selected Poems, Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1992
  6. 4/11/06 - Swenson, May. "Water Picture." Nature: Poems Old and New. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994
  7. 4/6/06 - cummings, ee - "Spring is like a perhaps hand. " George J. Firmage, ed. The Complete Poems: 1904-1962. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1991
  8. 4/5/06 - Moss, Howard. "The Persistence of Song." Garrison Keillor, ed. Good Poems. New York: Penguin, 2006.
  9. 3/10/06 - Parker, Dorothy. "Song of Perfect Propriety." Poemhunter.com <http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6640&poem=31572>. Accessed March 3, 2006.
  10. 3/9/06 - Masefield, John. "Cargoes." Monroe, Harriet; Henderson, Alice Corbin, eds. The New Poetry: An Anthology. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917; Bartleby.com, 2002. www.bartleby.com/265/. Accessed 3/3/06.
  11. 3/7/06 - Lee, Dennis. "Bloody Bill." Garbage Delight, Macmillan Canada, 1977.
  12. 3/6/06 - Dickinson, Emily. XIX. ("I started early - took my dog") The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1924; Bartleby.com, 2000. www.bartleby.com/113/. Accessed 3/3/06.
  13. 3/3/06 - Smith, Stevie. "Not Waving but Drowning." Collected Poems of Stevie Smith. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation: 1972
  14. 3/2/06 - Scannell, Vernon. "Lesson in Grammar." Poemhunter.com <http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poem=106446>, accessed March 2, 2006
  15. 3/1/06 - Hayden, Robert. "The Whipping." Poemhunter.com <http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6657&poem=29701>, accessed March 1, 2006
  16. 2/24/06 - Angelou, Maya. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." <http://www.allspirit.co.uk/maya.html>, updated September 7, 2005, accessed February 24, 2006.
  17. 2/22/06 - McKay, Claude. "The White House." Poets.org. <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15248>, accessed 2/22/06
  18. 2/9/06 - Dunbar, Paul Laurence. "We Wear the Mask." The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Joanne M. Braxton, ed. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993
  19. 2/8/06 - Angelou, Maya. "Alone." Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well. New York: Random House, 1975.
  20. 2/7/06 - Giovanni, Nikki. "Possum Crossing." Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
  21. 2/6/06 - Brooks, Gwendolyn. "We Real Cool." The Bean Eaters. New York: Harpers, 1960.
  22. 2/2/06 - Du Bois, W.E.B. "The Song of the Smoke." http://www.bucks.edu/~darrahs/favorite.htm (scroll down), accessed 2/2/06
  23. 2/2/06 - Hughes, Langston. "Life is Fine." Poemhunter.com http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6691&poem=32566, accessed 2/2/06
  24. 1/31/06 - Thiel, Diane. "Memento Mori in Middle School." Echolocations. Ashland, Oregon: Story Line Press: 1999
  25. 1/20/06 - Hughes, Ted. "Crow's Fall." Poemhunter.com. http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6616&poem=508049accessed 1/20/06
  26. 1/19/06 - Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Poems of Alfred Tennyson,
    J. E. Tilton and Company, Boston, 1870
  27. 1/17/06 - Reed, Henry. "Naming of Parts." New Statesman and Nation 24, no. 598 (8 August 1942): 92 (copy available at http://www.solearabiantree.net/namingofparts/namingofparts.html, accessed 1/17/06) (listen to a reading by the author and a sergeant-instructor at http://www.solearabiantree.net/namingofparts/audio.html)
  28. 1/12/06 - Marlowe, Christopher. "The face that launch'd a thousand ships." http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/75.html, accessed 1/12/06
  29. 1/11/06 - Arnold, Matthew. "Dover Beach." Bartleby.com. http://www.bartleby.com/42/705.html, accessed 1/11/06
  30. 1/10/06 - Owen, Wilfred. "Dulce et Decorum Est." Favorite Poem Project. http://www.favoritepoem.org/poems/owen/index.html, accessed 1/11/06
  31. 1/6/06 - Gildner, Gary. "First Practice." Blue Like the Heavens: New and Selected Poems. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1984.
  32. 1/5/05 - Nye, Naomi Shihab. "Famous." Words Under the Words: Selected Poems. The Eighth Mountain Press, 1994
  33. 1/4/05 - Hall, Jim. "Maybe Dat's Youwr Problem Too." The Mating Reflex. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Press, 1990.
  34. 1/3/05 - H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) "Helen" Poemhunter.com, <http://poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poem=176044>, accessed January 3, 2006
  35. 12/16/05 - Thomas, Dylan. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night." The Poems of Dylan Thomas, New Directions, 1971
  36. 12/15/05 - Garner, James Finn. "'Twas the Night before Solstice." Politically Correct Holiday Stories. New York: Macmillan, 1995
  37. 12/15/06 - Sciesczka, Jon. "'Twas the Night." Science Verse. New York: Penguin, 2004
  38. 12/13/05 - Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "Christmas Bells." Poemhunter.com http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poem=374534, accessed December 13, 2005
  39. 12/2/05 - Heaney, Seamus. "Digging." From Death of a Naturalist. London: Faber & Faber, 1985.
  40. 12/1/05 - Collins, Billy. "Budapest." From Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. New York: Random House, 2002
  41. 11/29/05 - Roethke, Theodore. "My Papa's Waltz." The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke. New York: Doubleday, 1954
  42. 11/28/05 - Herrick, Steven. "Seeing the World." In Janeczko, Paul B. Opening a Door: Reading Poetry in the Middle School Classroom. New York: Scholastic, 2003.
  43. 11/21/05 - Hammond, Mac. "Thanksgiving." In Collins, Billy, ed. Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. New York: Random House, 2003
  44. 11/18/05 - Daniels, Jim. "Wheels." In Collins, Billy, ed. Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. New York: Random House, 2003.
  45. 11/17/05 - Christopher, Nicholas. "Through the Window of the All-Night Restaurant." In Collins, Billy, ed., Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. New York: Random House, 2003.
  46. 11/15/05 - Wright, Judith. "Legend." In Harrison, Michael and Christopher Stuart-Clark, eds. The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996
  47. 11/11/05 - Belloc, Hilaire. "Jim Who Ran away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion." In Harrison, Michael, and Christopher Stuart-Clark, eds. The Oxford Treasury of Classic Poems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996
  48. 11/2/05 - Hughes, Ted. "Mooses." Harrison, Michael, and Christopher Stuart Clark, eds. The Oxford Book of Animal Poems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992
  49. 11/1/05 - Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "Excelsior." Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse. 1912.
  50. 10/28/05 - Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Raven." The Poe Reader. New York: Random House, 2000.
  51. 10/27/05 - Poe, Edgar Allan. "Annabel Lee." The Poe Reader. New York: Random House, 2000.
  52. 10/25/05 Riley, James Whitcomb. "Nine Little Goblins." The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America. Donald Hall, editor. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  53. 10/24/05 Dunbar, Paul Laurence. "Sympathy." The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Joanne M. Braxton, ed. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.
  54. 10/21/05 - Hughes, Langston. "Mother to Son." Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, New York: Random House, 1987
  55. 10/20/05 - Hirsch, Edward. "Fast Break." Wild Gratitude. New York: Knopf, 1990.
  56. 10/19/05 - Taylor, Henry. "Riding a One-Eyed Horse." The Horse Show at Midnight and an Afternoon of Pocket Billiards. Louisiana: LSU Press, 1992
  57. 10/18/05 Walters, Ricky. "Children's Story." The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (album), New York: Def Jam Records, 1995.
  58. 10/14/05 Berry, Wendell. "The Vacation." Keillor, Garrison. Good Poems. New York: Penguin, 2002
  59. 10/12/05 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. "The Village Blacksmith". Bartleby.com <http://www.bartleby.com/102/59.html> 12 Oct. 2005
  60. 10/11/05 Roethke, Theodore. "Root Cellar," from Kennedy, X.J. and Dana Gioia, An Introduction to Poetry, 10th edition, New York: Longman, 2002
  61. 10/7/05. Collins, Billy. "Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House," Big Snap, 1997, 7 Oct. 2005 <www.bigsnap.com/p-bc-01.html>
  62. 9/28/05 Thayer, Ernest Lawrence. "Casey at the Bat." Gardner, Martin, ed. The Annotated Casey at the Bat. New York: Bramhall House, 1967.
  63. 9/27/05 Frost, Robert. "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," in Untermeyer, Louis, ed., New Enlarged Anthology of Robert Frost's Poems, New York: Washington Square Press, 1971. p. 194.
  64. 9/26/05 Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. "The Kraken." Minstrels.com 26 September 2005 <http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/896.html>
  65. 9/23/05. Graves, Robert. "A Child's Nightmare." Bartleby.com. 23 Sept. 2005 <http://www.bartleby.com/120/35.html>.
  66. 9/21/05. Field, Rachel. "Something Told the Wild Geese." in Harrison, Michael, and Christopher Stuart Clark, The Oxford Book of Animal Poems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. (PDF file)
  67. 9/19/05. Kowit, Steve. "The Grammar Lesson." from In the Palm of your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop. Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House, 1995
  68. 9/16/05. Collins, Billy "On Turning Ten." In Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. New York: Random House, 2002.
  69. 9/15/05. Updike, John. "Player Piano." In Vecchione, Patrice, ed. Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize. Chicago, Cricket books, 2003
  70. 9/14/05. Flynn, Nick. "Cartoon Physics, Part I." Poetry 180: a Turning Back to Poetry. New York: Random House, 2003.
  71. 9/12/05. Phillips, Robert. "The Panic Bird." Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. (ed. Billy Collins). New York: Random House, 2003.
  72. 9/9/05. Nash, Ogden. "The Tale of Custard the Dragon." The Tale of Custard the Dragon. (ill. Lynn Munsinger) New York: Little, Brown. 1998.
  73. 9/8/05: Hughes, Ted. "Hawk Roosting." Hughes, Ted. Collected Poems (ed. Paul Keegan). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2003.
  74. 9/7/05: Ciardi, John. "The Shark." Fast and Slow: Poems by John Ciardi. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. 10.


   

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