Everyday Poems

‘To The New Year’

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New Year’s Eve holds a lot of promises. Whether you’re hoping to complete your resolutions and hoping for big changes, or just going about business as usual, January 1st marks the beginning of something. The start […]

Everyday Poems

Tranquil Tuesday: Dawn

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During the week, some of you get an early start for work or whatever else you have in store for the day. A poem like this one by Campbell McGrath reminds me that there’s someone […]

Everyday Poems

Tranquil Tuesday: Fearless

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Frankenstein’s monster, like any stranger in the night, wants someone to love. Of course his problem is that he can’t love just anyone, and Dr. Frankenstein refuses to create his match. So the monster tries […]

Everyday Poems

Tranquil Tuesday: Days by Phillip Larkin

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The question Larkin asks in the first line of “Days” is so simple, it’s almost silly. ‘What are days for?’ you can almost hear a child asking. The simple answer Larkin doesn’t give us: days, […]

Everyday Poems

Tranquil Tuesday: James Schuyler

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James Schuyler, ‘Past is Past’ Imagine this poem as a self-contained moment — like pretending time is still when you gaze at an old photo. “Salute” freezes you for several lines and then pushes you right […]