Poems I have read in 2018

Last updated 5 November 2018

Poems that I have read in 2018

  1. Ogre by Emma Neale (Spark).
  2. Spell by Emma Neale (Spark).
  3. Lucky dip by Emma Neale (Spark).
  4. Renewal by Emma Neale (Spark).
  5. Going to sleep by Emma Neale (Spark).
  6. Ride to Banburry Cross by Emma Neale (Spark).
  7. Mirror by Emma Neale (Spark).
  8. The science fair by Emma Neale (Spark).
  9. The first stone by Emma Neale (Spark).
  10. Chronoslide by Emma Neale (Spark).
  11. Abecedarian by Emma Neale (Spark).
  12. The early life of Marc Chagall by Emma Neale (Spark).
  13. Yellow Opus by Emma Neale (Spark).
  14. Night feeds by Emma Neale (Spark).
  15. Exposure by Emma Neale (Spark).
  16. Skin by Emma Neale (Spark).
  17. Mansfield Park by Emma Neale (Spark).
  18. Kid gloves by Emma Neale (Spark).
  19. The Annihilation of Matter by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  20. Blue Spruces in Pairs, a Bird Bath Between by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  21. We want the Mark of Time by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  22. At Tikal by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  23. In deed by Emma Neale (Spark).
  24. Open home by Emma Neale (Spark).
  25. Divorce by Emma Neale (Spark).
  26. Buzz track by Emma Neale (Spark).
  27. Loving a mountaineer by Emma Neale (Spark).
  28. Traveller overdue by Emma Neale (Spark).
  29. Metonymy as an Approach to a Real World by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  30. Anderson’s Bay by Emma Neale (Spark).
  31. Whakatane by Emma Neale (Spark).
  32. Reversal by Emma Neale (Spark).
  33. Lyric by Emma Neale (Spark).
  34. Cropped by Emma Neale (Spark).
  35. Ecology: A future history by Emma Neale (Spark).
  36. Truth as a Far Country; as a Piteous Ogre by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  37. Embarrassment of riches by Emma Neale (Spark).
  38. Mend by Emma Neale (Spark).
  39. In the swim by Emma Neale (Spark).
  40. Warm spell by Emma Neale (Spark).
  41. Water colours by Emma Neale (Spark).
  42. Naming the stars by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  43. The Night Watch by William Bronk (Selected Poems). ★
  44. In January by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  45. The jilted husband speaks by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  46. Slave wall by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  47. The hole by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  48. Contemplating the egg by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  49. My grandfather sings again by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  50. Atropos by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  51. The Shuttle by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  52. At Cave Hill cemetery by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  53. Northern Cross by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  54. Where shadows come from by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  55. Loving thy neighbour by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  56. You are sitting in the kitchen, only a witness by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  57. Fathom by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  58. Etymology by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  59. On prayer by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies). ★
  60. Not My Loneliness, But Ours by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  61. Virgin and Child With Music and Numbers by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  62. Novena by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  63. Was blind by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  64. On prayer #2 by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  65. To mark the place by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  66. Trigger by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  67. Hallelujah I’m a Bum by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  68. Ghost story by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  69. Natural order by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  70. Confession by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  71. At Spofford Lake by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  72. Pantoum breakfast scramble by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  73. Bluegrass winter view by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  74. Quanta by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  75. From the hammock by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  76. Poem to usher in the season by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  77. At Pleasant Hill to visit Shakertown by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  78. After Chuck’s zen garden by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  79. Your days are waiting by Dave Harrity (These Intricacies).
  80. The Outer Becoming Inner by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  81. Certain beasts, Like Cats by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  82. The Summer Airs by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  83. Aspects of the World Like Coral Reefs by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  84. The Nature of Musical Form by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  85. Tenochtitlan by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  86. La Coma de Piedra by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  87. God’s Folly by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  88. Groanings Too Deep For Words by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  89. Setting My Mind by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  90. Newness of Life by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  91. No One Can Boast by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  92. Awake, O Sleeper by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  93. Holy and Blameless by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  94. 1960 by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  95. Lucky Cat by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  96. Only Child by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  97. Approach with Boldness by Tania Runyan (Second Sky).
  98. Greece by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  99. The Night of the Fallen Limb by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  100. Dream Life by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★ ★
  101. Cosmology by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  102. Not So Still Life by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  103. Bashō in Ireland by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  104. Weathervane by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  105. Species by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★
  106. Helium by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  107. The Money Note by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  108. Henrik Goltzius’s “Icarus” (1588) by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  109. Predator by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  110. Sirens by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  111. The Bard in Flight by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  112. Traffic by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  113. Sixteen Years Old, I Help Bring in the Hay on My Uncle John’s Farm with two French-Canadian Workers by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  114. The Present by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★ ★
  115. On Rhyme by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★ ★ ★
  116. The Five Spot, 1964 by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  117. 2128 by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  118. Bags of Time by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  119. One Leg of the Journey by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  120. A Restaurant in Moscow by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  121. Tanager by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  122. Bravura by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  123. Santorini by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  124. Early Morning by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  125. Portrait by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  126. Muybridge’s Lobsters by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  127. Child Lost at the Beach by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  128. In Praise of Ignorance by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  129. Microscopic Pants by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  130. On Evolution: Just in Time by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  131. Fact of Life by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  132. Between San Francisco and Auckland by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  133. January Snow by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  134. After Surgery by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  135. Many Moons by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  136. Note to J. Alfred Prufrock by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  137. Speed Walking on August 31, 2013 by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  138. December 1st by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  139. Genuflection by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  140. Thanksgiving by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  141. All You Know by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  142. Ills by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  143. Playing God by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  144. Evensongs by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  145. After Thoreau by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  146. Light by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  147. Auras by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  148. So There by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  149. Taunts by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  150. Doing Unto Others by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  151. Under the Stars by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★ ★
  152. Mister Shakespeare by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  153. The Day After Tomorrow by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  154. Goats by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  155. The Influence of Anxiety: a Term Paper by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  156. Seminar by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  157. Pre-Xmas, 2013 by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  158. Enigmas by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★ ★
  159. Dog by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  160. Blackbird by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  161. Mother by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  162. The End of the World by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  163. Night Fishing by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  164. Salutary Song by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  165. Last words by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  166. Second Thoughts by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  167. Playing Dead Seriously by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  168. Truths by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  169. Mulching by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  170. Solvitur Ambulando by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal). ★
  171. The Lake by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  172. A Day in May by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  173. Fire by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  174. Bachelorette by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  175. Oh, Lonesome Me by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  176. Meditation by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  177. Poem to the First Generation of People to Exist After the Death of the English Language by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  178. What a Woman Said to Me After a reading in the Napa Valley by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  179. Joy by Billy Collins (The Rain in Portugal).
  180. Mountains We Climb by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  181. Departure by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  182. Inside Outside by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  183. How To Make A Million by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  184. Confessional Poem by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  185. Scrambled Eggs: Recipe For Disaster by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  186. Skirting The Subject by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  187. Context by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  188. Millenium, Mid City, Almost Anywhere by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  189. Curtailed by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  190. Unfinished by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  191. Poets and Poetry by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★ ★
  192. Snow in September by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  193. Remembering Alf by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★ ★
  194. Sawyers Bay by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  195. Too Late by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  196. Dry River by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  197. Bees by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  198. Old Friend by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  199. Bits by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  200. Coming Home by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  201. Into Summer by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  202. Roof by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million). ★
  203. Familiar by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  204. Table by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million). ★
  205. Epithalamium by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  206. Laws and Lore by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  207. Candidates by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  208. Minister of the Crown by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  209. Focus by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  210. Narcissus by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  211. A Trio for All Time by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  212. Beyond Dead Horse Pinch and Red Cutting by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  213. In London, Again by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  214. A Reading of Georgia O’Keefe by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  215. Snap by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  216. Letter to Friends From Daley’s Flat Hut: Walking the Rees and the Dart by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  217. For Andrew by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  218. My Sister Who Has Studied Modern Poetry Has A Birthday 89 Years After William Carlos Williams by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  219. Discourse in London by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  220. In Flight to San Francisco by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  221. Come Now by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  222. Honest by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  223. Singapore 9 August 2013 by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  224. A Magazine Editor’s New year Resolution by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  225. Chum by Brian Turner (Night Fishing). ★
  226. Stoned by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  227. Late Spring, Ida Valley by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  228. Niches by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  229. Confessions by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  230. Rue by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  231. Getting By by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  232. Just Possibly by Brian Turner (Night Fishing).
  233. Coastal Study by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  234. Stats by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  235. Neighbourhood Watch by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  236. Firebug by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  237. Ballad of the Fascination Café by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  238. Fuel Café by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  239. Yarn by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  240. Taste by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  241. Drought by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  242. Rambling by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  243. Hermit by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  244. Language Students by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  245. Beyond the Pallisade by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  246. The Mountains by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  247. Love Lyric III by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  248. Letter to Noel Ginn by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  249. The First Forgotten by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  250. University Song by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  251. Envoi by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  252. High Country Weather by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  253. Prey by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million). ★
  254. Pyrophobia by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  255. Comprehension by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  256. Indelible by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  257. Recycling by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million). ★
  258. Barbara’s Marriage Garden by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  259. Primary Colours by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  260. The Parable of Listening Closely to Small Talk at A Christmas Party by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million). ★ ★
  261. Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  262. Odysseus by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  263. Returned Soldier by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  264. The Bay by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  265. Antipodes by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  266. We Regret These Omissions From Yesterday’s Obituary by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  267. Pop Song by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  268. Nuits Blanches by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  269. Cloister by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  270. Body of Work/Drives by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  271. Fever by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  272. Age Three by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  273. Caroline Helstone by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  274. Trial by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  275. Candella by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  276. Trade Winds by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  277. To Let by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  278. John’s Dream House by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  279. Owl-Glass by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  280. Anon by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  281. Bright by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  282. Sea Noon by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar). ★ ★ ★
  283. Let Time be Still by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  284. Tunnel Beach by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  285. Songs of the Desert, 8 by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  286. To My Father by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  287. The Cave by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  288. Farmhand by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  289. Toll by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  290. The Widow Before Spring by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  291. Brooch by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  292. Vague Intimations by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  293. Jilt by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  294. The One That Got Away by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  295. Letter to Noel Ginn II by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  296. Poem by the Clock Tower, Summer by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  297. Virginia Lake by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  298. Hart Crane by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  299. Novel in Verse by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  300. First Trimester by Emma Neale (How to Make a Million).
  301. Night Letter to the Reader by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  302. The Country by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  303. Velocity by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  304. “More Than a Woman” by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  305. Aimless Love by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  306. Wellington by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  307. Rocket Show by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  308. Wild Bees by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar). ★
  309. Poem in the Matukituki Valley by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  310. Montana by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  311. The Loose Box by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  312. Absence by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  313. Royal Aristocrat by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  314. Paris by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  315. Istanbul by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  316. Love by Billy Collins (Nine Horses). ★
  317. Languor by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  318. Obituaries by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  319. Roadside Flowers by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  320. Ave Atque Vale by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  321. Today by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  322. A Rented Room by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  323. The Fallen House by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar). ★
  324. Cressida, II: Her Decision by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  325. The Bad Young Man by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  326. Turpin Song by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  327. As If to Demonstrate and Eclipse by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  328. Trompe L’Oeil by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  329. Creatures by Billy Collins (Nine Horses). ★ ★
  330. Tipping Point by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  331. Birthday by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  332. Albany by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  333. Lament for Barney Flanagan by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  334. Elegy at the Year’s End by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  335. Spring Song by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  336. Perseus by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  337. The Surfman’s Story by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  338. Never No More by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  339. The Homecoming by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  340. The Border Campaign by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  341. Known World by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  342. Study in Orange and White by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  343. Rooms by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  344. Nine Horses by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  345. Litany by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  346. The Return of the Key by Billy Collins (Nine Horses). ★
  347. The Listener by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  348. The Literary Life by Billy Collins (Nine Horses). ★
  349. The Great Walter Pater by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  350. By a Swimming Pool Outside Siracusa by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  351. To my Father by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  352. The Giant’s Grave by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  353. Reflections on a Varsity Career by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  354. Crossing Cook Straight by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  355. Harry Fat and Uncle Sam by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  356. A Rope for Harry Fat by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  357. The Little Canticles of Asturias by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  358. Bermuda by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  359. Ignorance by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  360. Death in New Orleans, a Romance by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  361. Air Piano by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  362. Drawing by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  363. To My Patron by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  364. Ballynahinch Lake by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  365. The Clothes Shrine by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  366. Bodhidharma by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  367. Lying in Bed in the Dark by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  368. Address to the Birds of Arizona by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  369. Colorado by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  370. Earth by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  371. Elk River falls by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  372. Balsa by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  373. No Time by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  374. The Only Day in Existence by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  375. The Parade by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  376. Writing in the Afterlife by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  377. Pyrrha by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  378. At Hokianga by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  379. By the Dry Cardrona by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  380. In Fires of No Return by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  381. Husband to Wife by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  382. The Stare by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  383. Christmas Sparrow by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  384. Rain by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  385. Surprise by Billy Collins (Nine Horses).
  386. Poetry by Billy Collins (Nine Horses). ★ ★
  387. Flat-footed Sway by Te Awhina Rangimarie Arahanga (Darkness In Light).
  388. Blind Romance by Te Awhina Rangimarie Arahanga (Darkness In Light).
  389. At Akitio by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  390. The Phoenix’ Nest by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar). ★ ★
  391. After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  392. Song of the Years by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  393. Howrah Bridge by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  394. School Days by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  395. This Indian Morning by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  396. Night in Delhi by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  397. Be Happy in Bed by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  398. Elephanta by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  399. Return to Exile by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  400. Mr Baxter’s Evening Liturgy by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  401. Spring Song of a Civil Servant by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  402. The Code by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  403. The Sixties by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  404. Ballad of Calvary Street by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  405. Evidence at the Witch Trials by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  406. Christchurch 1948 by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  407. Winter by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar). ★ ★
  408. To Our Lady of Perpetual Help by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  409. On the Death of her Body by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  410. Election 1960 by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  411. A Dentist’s Window by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).
  412. To a Samoan Friend by James K Baxter (Selected Poems of James K Baxter, Edited by Paul Millar).

The click of a sundial


Billy Collins is one of my favourite poets, his poems are easy to read yet often contain surprising views of everyday experiences. I have recently started reading his book Picnic, lightning which was published in 1998. Yesterday morning I read the poem Picnic, lightning and loved the final stanza:

and all I hear is the rasp of the steel edge
against a round stone,
the small plants singing
with lifted faces, and the click
of the sundial
as one hour sweeps into the next.

Poems I have read

A few years ago (in October 2013) I began a challenge to read 1001 poems in 1001 days. Unfortunately I did not complete the challenge within that time frame but it did start me on a good habit of consuming a poem or two for breakfast and sometimes also for lunch or a snack in the evening. I like to savour each poem so one or two at a time is plenty for me. I do find that reading poetry is good to slow me down and help me to ponder the meaning and impact of the poet’s words.

This is not some sort of brag, I have been keeping the list privately for several years and am moving it here to collect such stuff all into one place. Also, the list does not include poems I have read on my phone, for some reason that feels like a different experience to me — less deliberate and thoughtful, so I don’t keep note of that sort of reading.

Poetry Books:

  • Iona by Kenneth C. Steven (Paperback) ISBN 0 7152 0778 4
  • Selected Poems by William Bronk (Paperback) ISBN 0 8112 1314 5
  • Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 4472 5250 4
  • Ballistics by Billy Collins (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 330 46438 3
  • Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins (Paperback) ISBN 0 8229 5670 5
  • Human Chain by Seamus Heaney (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 26924 2
  • District and Circle by Seamus Heaney (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 27941 8
  • Electric Light by Seamus Heaney (Kindle) ASIN B004EPXXCY
  • Farmers Cross by Bernard O’Donoghue (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 26860 3
  • A Boy’s Will and North of Boston by Robert Frost (Paperback) ISBN 0 486 26866 7
  • darkness is where the stars are by Patrick Jones (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 905 61450 9
  • Collected Poems by Philip Larkin (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 21654 3
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 08626 9
  • The Poems by W.B. Yeats (Hardcover) ISBN 1 85715 103 8
  • Poems of Nazim Hikmet. Translated from Turkish by Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk (Paperback) ISBN 0 89255 274 3
  • Unholy Sonnets by Mark Jarman (Paperback) ISBN 1 885266 88 X
  • The Customs House by Andrew Motion (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 571 288113
  • Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 473 15873 6
  • The Catlins Collection by Lynley Millar (Paperback) ISBN 0 473 05597 X
  • Taking Off by Brian Turner (Paperback) ISBN 0 86473 423 9
  • River Calls Me Home by Shirley Deuchrass (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 877577 21 5
  • The White Clock by Owen Marshall (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 877578 63 2
  • Paper Boats by Monica Taylor (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 877448 61 4
  • Tender Machines by Emma Neale (Paperback) ISBN 978 1 927322 34 5
  • Scape by Luci Shaw (Paperback) ISBN 978-1-62564-179-3
  • A six-pack of iced buns by Janet Carrington (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 473 12398 7
  • Mr Maui’s Monologues by Peter Bland (Paperback)
  • Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr (Paperback) ISBN 978 0 06 077656 5

Poems I have Read:

  1. Embouchure by Paula J. Lambert (Every Day Poems).
  2. A Mite-Box by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  3. An Old Refrain by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  4. The Wood Road by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  5. Goldfish Are Ordinary by Stacie Cassarino (Every Day Poems).
  6. Lydia, Dealer in Purple Cloth by Tania Runyan (Every Day Poems).
  7. A Lark by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  8. Fantasy by Gwendolyn Bennett (Every Day Poems).
  9. The Baler by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  10. Fire by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  11. Garve by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  12. The Small Giant by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  13. Agates by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona)
  14. Sometimes At Night by John Blase.
  15. Derry Derry Down by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  16. Eelworks by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  17. Altar Piece by David Wright (Every Day Poems).
  18. Seasonal Work by Sarah M. Wells (Every Day Poems).
  19. The Woman Who Loved Worms by Colette Inez (Every Day Poems).
  20. The Visitor by Idra Novey (Every Day Poems).
  21. Prophecy from the Serengeti by Magdalena Gómez (Every Day Poems).
  22. A Darker Promise by John Blase.
  23. Love Poem No. 13 by John Blase.
  24. Twilight by Sara Teasdale (Every Day Poems).
  25. Nugget Point by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  26. Fur Seals, Cannibal Bay by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  27. Slack by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  28. Cannich by Kenneth C Steven (Iona).
  29. Waterland by Kenneth C Steven (Iona).
  30. Morning Song by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  31. The Couriers by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  32. Sheep in Fog by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  33. The Applicant by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  34. Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  35. Waterfall (Autumn) by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection.
  36. Jack’s Blowhole by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  37. Purakanui Bay by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  38. Scalpay by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  39. Now and Then by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  40. Carsaig by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  41. Scurdie Ness by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  42. Logie by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  43. Tulips by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  44. Cut by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  45. Elm by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  46. The Night Dances by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  47. Poppies in October by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  48. The Catlins Line by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  49. Scars by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  50. Catlins River Forest by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  51. Native Wood Pigeon by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  52. A Herbal by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  53. Superliminare by George Herbert (The Complete English Poems)
  54. The Fiddler by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  55. Canopy by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  56. The Riverbank Field by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  57. The Row by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  58. Resolution by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  59. Lamb by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  60. Velocity by Kathryn Neel (Every Day Poems).
  61. Casino by Joyce Sutphen (Every Day Poems).
  62. Route 110 by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  63. Death of a Painter by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  64. Berck-Plage by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  65. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  66. Death & Co. by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  67. Nick and the Candlestick by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  68. Gulliver by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  69. Oh Me! Oh Life! by Walt Whitman.
  70. If by Radyard Kipling.
  71. Iona by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  72. Storm by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  73. Getting There by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  74. Edge by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  75. The Death of Columba by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  76. Diver by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  77. Tennis/Poetry by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  78. The Game by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  79. Watching Dan Carter by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  80. Bona-Fide Travellers by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  81. Medusa by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  82. The Moon and The Yew Tree by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  83. History by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  84. Freyfaxi by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  85. Loughanure by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  86. Wraiths by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  87. Hebrides by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  88. Islands by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  89. Vocation by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  90. Horses for Courses by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  91. Benedicite Omnia Opera by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  92. The Mind’s Landscape on an Early Winter Day by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  93. The Giver of Life by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  94. Christmas Eve by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  95. Prayer by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  96. Sweeney Out-Takes by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  97. A Birthday Present by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  98. The Potato Pickers by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  99. The Changes by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  100. Barvas by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  101. Colum Cille Cecinit by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  102. Hermit Songs by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  103. ‘Lick the Pencil’ by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  104. ‘The door was open and the house was dark’ by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  105. In the Attic by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  106. A Kite for Aibhin by Seamus Heaney (Human Chain).
  107. Letter in November by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  108. Into My Own by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  109. The Rival by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  110. The Search for Christ by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  111. Highland by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  112. Father Christmas by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  113. Tea Dolls by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  114. In Bavaria by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  115. Farmers Cross by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross).
  116. Daddy by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  117. You’re by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  118. Old Woman by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  119. On the West Coast of Harris by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  120. Fever 103˚ by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  121. The Bee Meeting by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  122. The Arrival of the Bee Box by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  123. Stings by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  124. Ghost House by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  125. My November Guest by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  126. Love and a Question by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  127. A Late Walk by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  128. Stars by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  129. Wintering by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  130. The Hanging Man by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  131. Little Fugue by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  132. August in Paris by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  133. The White Clock by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  134. Location, Location by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  135. Brightly Colored Boats Upturned on the Banks of the Charles by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  136. Tough Cookie by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  137. Turkish Delight by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  138. Living in Truth or Consequences by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  139. Being Rupert by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  140. Herbalist by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  141. Night Traffic by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  142. Years by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  143. The Munich Mannequins by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  144. A Little Miracle by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  145. The Birth by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  146. Searching by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  147. High by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  148. Totem by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  149. Paralytic by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  150. Balloons by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  151. Poppies in July by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  152. Kindness by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  153. Contusion by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  154. The Four-Moon Planet by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  155. The Wild Raspberries by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  156. Learan by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  157. The Well by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  158. October by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  159. Solway by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  160. Evasive Maneuvers by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  161. August by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  162. The Poems of Others by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  163. Aubade by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  164. No Things by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  165. Edge by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  166. Words by Sylvia Plath (Ariel).
  167. A Poem for Ann by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  168. Sabbath by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  169. Greatness by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  170. The Abbey Fields by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  171. Service by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  172. Saudade by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  173. Hand in Hand by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  174. Mushrooms by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  175. After the Rain by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  176. The Stars by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  177. Snow Light by Kenneth C. Steven (Iona).
  178. The First Night by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  179. January in Paris by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  180. In the Desert by Stephen Crane.
  181. Ballistics by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  182. Reverie Cascade by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  183. Long Time No See by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  184. Walking By Myself by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  185. Pornography by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  186. Reality by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  187. Shore Patterns by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  188. Oyster Catchers by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  189. Moa Hunters by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  190. Squid Boats by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  191. Greek and Roman Statuary by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  192. Quiet by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  193. Catlins Sea Mist by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  194. Hospice Room by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  195. Friends by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  196. Winter Rations by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  197. Particulars by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  198. Juxtaposition by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  199. Rain by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  200. Morepork by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  201. Southern Stars by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  202. Rock Fishing by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  203. Aliens by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  204. Spirit Image by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  205. Kings Rock, Papatowai by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  206. Sky Cycling, Tautuku Beach by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  207. Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning (Selected Poetry).
  208. Lake Wilkie by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  209. Johannes Agricola in Meditation by Robert Browning (Selected Poetry).
  210. Song from Pippa Passes by Robert Browning (Selected Poetry).
  211. The Turnip-Snedder by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  212. A Shiver by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  213. Surf Song by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  214. Caledon River by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  215. On The End of a Shovel by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  216. Bonsai: Hagley Park by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  217. Birdstrike by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  218. Scenes of Hell by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  219. Hippos on Holiday by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  220. Carpe Diem by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  221. The Kiss by Neil Carpathios.
  222. Buried Stories by Sholeh Wolpé.
  223. To the Nth by Elton Glaser.
  224. Spring by Lyla Willingham Lindquist.
  225. A matter not of order by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa.
  226. Bird on the Mountain by L.L. Barkat.
  227. Blessing by Benjamin Myers.
  228. Posed by Kathryn Neel.
  229. Infant Sorrow by William Blake.
  230. Polish Sleepers by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  231. Anahorish 1944 by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  232. Cathedral Caves by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  233. Laughing Man by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  234. Disenchantment by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  235. Curio Bay by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  236. Porpoise Bay by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  237. Hill Horse by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  238. Infant Joy by William Blake.
  239. Waipapa Point by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  240. This is My Life by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  241. Hanging In by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  242. Fire and Ice by Robert Frost.
  243. Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou.
  244. Unforgotten by A.B Banjo Patterson.
  245. roots of a large summer tree by Kyoshi Takahama.
  246. Overcast by Charles Baudelaire.
  247. Coastal Flax by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  248. Ocean, Waituna Lagoon by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  249. Ancient Tiwai by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  250. Awarua Bay by Lynley Millar (The Catlins Collection).
  251. Now Departs by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  252. Haiku Sequence by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  253. Grandchild by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  254. Retrospect by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  255. Branwell Brontë by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  256. Evan by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  257. The Lebanese Flag by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  258. Te Pokohiwi by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  259. Riflemen by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  260. Death of a Finch by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  261. A Rooster for Asclepius by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  262. Hirsute by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  263. Downbeat by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  264. Enhancing Manhood by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  265. To Mick Joyce in Heaven by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  266. The Aerodrome by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  267. Anything Can Happen by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  268. Helmet by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  269. Out of Shot by Seamus Heaney (District and Circle).
  270. Lost by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  271. Dublin by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  272. New Year’s Day by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  273. The Day Lassie Died by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  274. Tension by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  275. The Golden Years by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  276. Vermont, Early November by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  277. The Effort by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  278. The Lamps Unlit by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  279. China by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  280. Looking Forward by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  281. Detail by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  282. Le Chien by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  283. Addendum by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  284. Oration by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  285. Bishop to Square by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  286. Watcher on the Shore by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  287. Dog Winds by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  288. Freeze Frame by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  289. Possum by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  290. Crossing Duty by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  291. Straight Road Home by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  292. On the Death of a Next-Door Neighbor by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  293. Separation by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  294. Adage by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  295. The Flight of the Statues by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  296. Passivity by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  297. Ornithography by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  298. Storm Fear by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  299. Wind and Window Flower by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  300. To The Thawing Wind by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  301. A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  302. Flower Gathering by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  303. Biblio Interruptus by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  304. Fog Wall by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  305. Neighbour by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  306. Crouchback by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  307. Habit by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  308. Celebrity by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  309. Academia by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  310. Tortoise and Hare by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  311. Felix by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  312. Second Thoughts by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  313. Common Knowledge by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  314. Relativity by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  315. Personality by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  316. On Reflection by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  317. Love Requited by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  318. Symposium by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  319. The Familiar by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  320. Balloon and Double Decker Bus by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  321. Currency by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  322. Fellowship by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  323. Lethologica by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  324. Aztec Days by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  325. Evening by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  326. Driving with the Big O by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  327. Small Child on a Trampoline by Owen Marshall (The White Clock).
  328. Baby Listening by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  329. Bathtub Families by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  330. Despair by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  331. The Idea of Natural History at Key West by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  332. The Fish by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  333. A Dog on His Master by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  334. The Great American Poem by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  335. What Love Does by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  336. Divorce by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  337. Liu Yung by Billy Collins (Ballistics)
  338. This Little Piggy Went to Market by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  339. Old Man Eating Alone in a Chinese Restaurant by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  340. The Breather by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  341. Oh, My God! by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  342. The Mortal Coil by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  343. The Future by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  344. Envoy by Billy Collins (Ballistics).
  345. Lost Potholer by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  346. Rita Angus by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  347. Revisiting Stanley Spencer by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  348. The Sketch by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  349. The Picture by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  350. Paper Boats by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  351. Caged by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  352. Lines For David Farquhar by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  353. The Concert by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  354. A Dream Pang by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  355. In Neglect by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  356. The Vantage Point by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  357. Mowing by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  358. Going for Water by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  359. Revelation by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  360. The Trial by Existence by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  361. In Equal Sacrifice by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  362. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
  363. Emigration by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  364. The Old Second Division by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  365. Geese Conversations by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  366. Crumpsall by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  367. The People through the Meadow Straying by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  368. Mere Planter and Fior-Ghael by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  369. Dockets by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  370. The Old Graveyard by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  371. Mirror by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  372. Lady’s Smock by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  373. Aisling by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  374. Song by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  375. March Feather by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  376. Bantam by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  377. Behind by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  378. Bracken by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  379. Shush by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  380. Semi-Kiwi by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  381. Pure White by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  382. Mates by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  383. Amends by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  384. Rue by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  385. Beholders Beholden by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  386. When Right’s on One’s Side by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  387. Romancing the Clone by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  388. Morning Glory by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  389. At Doctor’s Point by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  390. Easy by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  391. Conjunctions by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  392. Take This by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  393. Ulysses Returning by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  394. Take Heart by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  395. Monte Cassino by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  396. My Father in Autumn by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  397. Legacy by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  398. Making Hay by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  399. Flagons by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  400. Elegy for Peter Hooper by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  401. Night Thoughts by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  402. Groves by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  403. Tinkers by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  404. Exhibitions by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  405. The Wanderer by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  406. Tombed by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  407. Looking Back by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  408. The Rub of the Green by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  409. Cricket by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  410. The River in You by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  411. The Angler by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  412. Panoply by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  413. Rumination by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  414. Wind by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  415. Tregonning’s Grave by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  416. Crematorium by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  417. Country Boy by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  418. Dogs by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  419. Taking Off by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  420. Eating One’s Own by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  421. Homeground by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  422. Origins by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  423. Brink by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  424. Pilot Light by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  425. Hunter by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  426. Bad Housekeeping by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  427. Alchemy by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  428. Hard Task, Master by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  429. Towards a Theory of Aggression in Early Childhood Development by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  430. The Lost Letters by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  431. Domestic by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  432. A Very Bad Day by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  433. Natural Justice by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  434. The Piano’s Appointment by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  435. PokPo by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  436. Bolt by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  437. Zac and the Beanstalk by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  438. Cusp by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  439. Three Triolets by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  440. Oral History by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  441. Slip Knot by Emma Neale (Tender Machines) ★ ★ [I really like this poem]
  442. Any News? by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  443. Tender Machines by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  444. Man Up by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  445. Rocked Song by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  446. Wildness by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  447. Perigee by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  448. Morality by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  449. Caller Unknown by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  450. Ross Creek by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  451. Slice of Life by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  452. Queens Drive, Town Belt by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  453. Suburban Story by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  454. John Smith, Brother of Tim by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  455. The Ghost in the Machine by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  456. Over by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  457. Feeling Only Sort of Sorry for the Robots by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  458. Cyber Bullying by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  459. The New Narcissism by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  460. On Living by Nazim Hikmet ★ ★ ★ ★ Excellent poem
  461. Things I didn’t know I loved by Nazim Hikmet
  462. Some Advice to Those Who Will Serve Time in Prison by Nazim Hikmet
  463. Autocorrect by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  464. Vision by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  465. Sleep Talking by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  466. Philosophical Doodle by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  467. Sight Specific Work by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  468. Breach by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  469. Footnote by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  470. Stoic by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  471. It Beggars Belief by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  472. Marshalling the Facts by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  473. Huia by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  474. Heatwave by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  475. The Country by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  476. ‘Properly Protecting the Most Pure Marine Ecosystem Left on Earth Was Not Consistent with the Government’s Economic Growth Objective’ by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  477. Awake by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  478. Reader by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  479. Absence by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  480. Velocity by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  481. “More Than a Woman” by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  482. Aimless Love by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  483. Untoward by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  484. Soon, Moon by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  485. Royal Aristocrat by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  486. Groyne by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  487. How to Install a Glass Ceiling by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  488. Polemic by Emma Neale (Tender Machines)
  489. Paris by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  490. Istanbul by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  491. Love by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  492. Creatures by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  493. Today by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  494. Obituaries by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  495. Tipping Point by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  496. Nine Horses by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  497. Litany by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  498. The Literary Life by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  499. Writing in the Afterlife by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  500. No Time by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  501. Elk River Falls by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  502. Christmas Sparrow by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  503. Surprise by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  504. Poetry by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  505. House by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  506. Statues in the Park by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  507. Monday by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  508. Building with Its Face Blown Off by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  509. Flock by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  510. In the Evening by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  511. The Long Day by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  512. Fool Me Good by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  513. The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  514. Brightly Colored Boats Upturned on the Banks of the Charles by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  515. The Centrifuge by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  516. The Revenant by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  517. Carry by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  518. The Lanyard by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  519. Boy Shooting at a Statue by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  520. Genius by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  521. The Order of the Day by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  522. Tontine by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  523. Man of My Time by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  524. Flocks and Companies by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  525. Rubbish Theory by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  526. Dream by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  527. The Canon by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  528. Educated Flanagan by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  529. Virtue by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  530. Ascent of Ben Bulben by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  531. Amicitia by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  532. Racha by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  533. Searching by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  534. High by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  535. The Four-Moon Planet by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  536. No Things by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  537. City Planning by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  538. Penalty Points by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  539. Hover by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  540. The First Night by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  541. January in Paris by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  542. Ballistics by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  543. Pornography by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  544. Greek and Roman Statuary by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  545. Scenes of Hell by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  546. Hippos on Holiday by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  547. Lost by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  548. Tension by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  549. The Golden Years by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  550. (detail) by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  551. Adage by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  552. A Dog on His master by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  553. The Fish by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  554. Baby Listening by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  555. Bathtub Families by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  556. The Flight of the Statues by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  557. The Great American Poem by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  558. Divorce by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  559. This Little Piggy Went to Market by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  560. Old Man Eating Alone in a Chinese Restaurant by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  561. Oh, My God! by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  562. The Same Only Different by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  563. The Worldwide Web by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  564. Menagerie by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  565. Clegs at Totleigh Barton by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  566. Dingle by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  567. Casella by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  568. Dun an Oir by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  569. The Future by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  570. Envoy by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  571. Magic Lantern by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  572. The Year’s Midnight by Bernard O’Donoghue (Farmers Cross)
  573. Gold by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  574. The Guest by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  575. Memento Mori by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  576. Palermo by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  577. Grave by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  578. Mata-Au by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  579. The Mountain at our feet by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  580. I want a tui by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  581. Fall by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  582. Warbirds by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  583. Autumn harvest by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  584. Genesis by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  585. Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins (Aimless Love)
  586. Cromwell Gorge by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  587. Bendigo by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  588. Woodchopping by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home)
  589. Cromwell Junction by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  590. Now Then by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  591. The Korean Memorial at Hiroshima by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  592. Watercoloring by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  593. A Question About Birds by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  594. Hell by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  595. After the War by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  596. In Normandy by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  597. Demobed by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  598. Hoar frost by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  599. Immediacy is everything by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  600. Central Otago rail trail by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  601. On the road by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  602. The Minister by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  603. Losses by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  604. Op. Billy by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  605. Poem on the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Trinity School by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  606. The Chairs That No One Sits On by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  607. Carry the moment by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  608. Waiting room by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  609. Swimming beside Apollo’s temple by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  610. Shaky bridge by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  611. Home Front by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  612. The Vallon Men by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  613. The Next Thing by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  614. The Golden Hour by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  615. House shift by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  616. Sarcophagus by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  617. Under the yellow rose by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  618. Gorge Creek by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  619. Waterloo Village by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  620. Brooklyn by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  621. Montauk by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  622. Kwangju by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  623. Yong’In by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  624. Orkney by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  625. Holy Island by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  626. Pyongsan by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  627. Cozumel by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  628. Wind back the clock by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  629. The diaries by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  630. Borders of the Adriatic by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  631. Market day by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  632. A moment of disorder by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  633. Bad mood by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  634. Man Up by Emma Neale (Cordite Poetry Review)
  635. Memorizing “The Sun Rising” by John Donne by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  636. My Unborn Children by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  637. Hangover by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  638. Table Talk by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  639. Home Farm by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  640. Gaisford Street by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  641. Book launch by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  642. This is it by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  643. In the book with Ishvar by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  644. Stirling Bridge, South Otago by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  645. Puffins griseus by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  646. I want to know by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  647. Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  648. Delivery by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  649. What She Said by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  650. Today the sea is an angry child by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  651. Rhythm by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  652. Consciousness by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  653. Painting Molyneux Bay by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  654. Drawing You from Memory by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  655. Cemetery Ride by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  656. Lakeside by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  657. My Hero by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  658. Poetry Workshop Held in a Former Cigar Factory in Key West by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  659. Returning the Pencil to Its Tray by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  660. Owaka Museum by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  661. Pumpkins by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  662. Catlins shipwrecks by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  663. They come to me by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  664. Stewart Island ferry by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  665. Ulva Island by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  666. Computer help for a mummy by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  667. Reflection on Gaudi’s philosophy by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  668. Tuesday’s visit by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  669. Thin skin by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  670. The fire of ice by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  671. Moeraki heritage by Shirley Deuchrass (River Calls Me Home).
  672. The Death of Francesco Borromini by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  673. The Customs House by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  674. Of All the Birds by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  675. A Glass Child by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  676. Sunday by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  677. Are You There? by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  678. Passing by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  679. Gospel Stories by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  680. The Visit by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  681. The Natural Order by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  682. Whale Music by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  683. Fall by Andrew Motion (The Customs House).
  684. Horace (1) by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  685. Horace (2) by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  686. Proust (1) by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  687. Proust (2) by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  688. Scott’s Letter by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  689. Today’s Obscenity by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  690. The Legacy by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  691. February 2008 by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  692. The Sandhill Cranes of Nebraska by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  693. Foundling by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  694. Catholicism by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  695. Sand Pictures by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  696. Queen of Sheba by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  697. Weeds by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  698. Common Ground by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  699. Old Men by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  700. Brave Men by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  701. Later in June 2008 by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  702. Balancing Act by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  703. Promenade by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  704. Lesson from the Subtropics by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  705. Carrara by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  706. Sun by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  707. Incommunicado by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  708. Newcomers by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  709. Message From Outside by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  710. Worlds Apart by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  711. Listening Block by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats). ★ ★
  712. Openings by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  713. The E Word by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  714. The Letter by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  715. Shadow by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  716. Trapped by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  717. Masochist by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  718. Lake, Mountain, Tree by Dennis Glover (The Nature of Things, Poems from the New Zealand Landscape).
  719. Collecting Pipi by Glenn Colquhoun (The Nature of Things, Poems from the New Zealand Landscape).
  720. Exercise in Tolerance by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  721. Lines for @”%?! Laptop by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  722. Space by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  723. Talisman by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  724. Dilemma by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  725. For The Dead by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  726. Winter by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  727. Spoils of the Dead by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  728. The Tuft of Flowers by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  729. Limbo by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  730. Long Time Coming by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  731. Father and Son by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  732. Totemic by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  733. Escape Route by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  734. Amputation by Monica Taylor (Paper Boats).
  735. Lincoln by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  736. Animal Behavior by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  737. To My Favorite 17-Year-Old High School Girl by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  738. Drinking Alone by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  739. The Unfortunate Traveler by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  740. Cheerios by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  741. The Suggestion Box by Billy Collins (Aimless Love). ★ ★
  742. Sunday Walk by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  743. Note to Antonin Dvorak by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  744. Looking for a Friend in a Crowd of Arriving Passengers: A Sonnet by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  745. Elusive by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  746. Quandry by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  747. A Line-Storm Song by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  748. Now Close the Windows by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  749. The Demiurge’s Laugh by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  750. Pan With Us by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  751. Villanelle by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  752. Here and There by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  753. Osprey by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  754. Central Park by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  755. Digging by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  756. October by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  757. My Butterfly by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  758. Reluctance by Robert Frost (A Boy’s Will).
  759. American Airlines No. 371 by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  760. Line Written in a Garden by a Cottage in Herefordshire by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  761. Lines Written at Flying Point Beach by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  762. Mending Wall by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  763. The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  764. Ode to a Desk Lamp by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  765. Heraclitus on Vacation by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  766. Orient by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  767. The Music of the Spheres by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  768. Keats: or How I Got My Negative Capability Back by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  769. Old Tom by Paul Allison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  770. A Justin Thyme Rhyme by Paul Allison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  771. Whether or Not by Paul Allison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  772. The Flying Lumberjack by Paul Allison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  773. The Mountain by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  774. A Hundred Collars by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  775. Irish Poetry by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  776. After the Funeral by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  777. A Muster and a Mate by Dave Anderson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  778. All Eyes by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  779. Rome in June by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  780. France by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  781. Best Fall by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  782. Insights of Second Childhood by John Sutton (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  783. Mesopotamia by John Sutton (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  784. Tom Pepper’s Dog by John Sutton (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  785. Symphony of my Soul by Pete Bradley (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  786. The Arms of the Father by Pete Bradley (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  787. This Place by Sue Barrett (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  788. Dining Alone by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  789. Florida in December by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  790. Biographical Notes in an Anthology of Haiku by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  791. The Deep by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  792. in Just-winter by H.J. Gualter (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  793. Inside by Maureen Donaldson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  794. A Perpetration Most Fowl by Maureen Donaldson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  795. Daybreak by Austen Deans (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  796. Acrostic Volcano Poem by Jordan Dennison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  797. El Niño Lament By John Cottam (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  798. If This Were a Job I’d Be Fired by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  799. Unholy Sonnet #1 by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  800. “I Love You” by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  801. Lucky Bastards by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  802. The Current Isolationism by Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses).
  803. Meet your Neighbours by Jan Hill (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  804. Unsettled by Jan Hill (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  805. Pictures at the Easy Way Café by Jan Hill (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  806. Boats by Sue Hargreaves (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  807. Untitled by Sue Hargreaves (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  808. Because I Forgot My Camera by Sue Hargreaves (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  809. Silent Killer by Katie Hansford (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  810. Just say my name by Katie Hansford (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  811. Ode to a Fish by John Jensen (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  812. Rangitata River Valley by John Jensen (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  813. Aoraki by John Jensen (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  814. diary entry no. 4 by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  815. conflict tactics scale by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  816. the harming by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  817. 10 million christs by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  818. they by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  819. spring asylum by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  820. BLOCKED artery by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  821. for i am in you and you are in me and we are in us by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  822. valley comprehensive by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  823. cut up/morning prayer by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  824. moment of light by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  825. Meeting Today at 10 by Pauline Jones (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  826. A Town from Another Time by Nicky Johnson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  827. For You by Nicky Johnson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  828. I Need a Man by Gail Jepson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  829. Bert by Gail Jepson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  830. I Believe by Michele Keggenhoff (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  831. the naivety by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  832. keys to your kingdom by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  833. man kind by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  834. white feather fallopian by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  835. dandelion by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  836. in absentia by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  837. hymn by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  838. Friends in the Dark by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  839. Flying over West Texas at Christmas by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  840. Last Meal by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  841. A Word About Transitions by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  842. The Names by Billy Collins (Aimless Love).
  843. Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
  844. the other by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  845. the memory of steel by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  846. incursion by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  847. dialogues with the deaf by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  848. rings of life by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  849. sapflow by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  850. prayerless palms by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  851. treelunged by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  852. flowers for the trees on mother’s day by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  853. bells of rhymney by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  854. the sport of savages by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  855. mountains of men by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  856. when we become mountains by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  857. meat by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  858. shadowboxing by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  859. black and white by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  860. how the emptiness filled by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  861. the love of blood by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  862. sectaria by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  863. darkness is where the stars are by Patrick Jones (darkness is where the stars are).
  864. New Zealand is by Jane King (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  865. The Pool by Jane King (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  866. The Night Skies – in Geraldine and Tokyo by Hiroka Logan (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  867. The Hot Wire by Fritz Logan (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  868. Vantage by Debs Martin (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  869. Buttercup by Hilary Muir (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  870. Midnight by Jaz Paterson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  871. Mt Peel by Joyce Peoples (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  872. The Orari River by Joyce Peoples (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  873. Blue Letter by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  874. Otago Harbour by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  875. Morning by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  876. Crocus by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  877. Lost Land by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  878. Waste Disposal by Celia Power-Loeffler (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  879. Conscript by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  880. Winter by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  881. Night by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  882. Nursery Tale by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  883. The Dancer by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  884. in Just-june by E.J. Scott (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  885. Lay Hold to Dreams by Diana Scott (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  886. Motherlost by Diana Scott (TTom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  887. Blue Wind by Ann Rassell (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  888. Priest’s Hill by Ann Rassell (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  889. The Song of the Happy Shepherd by W.B. Yeats (The Poems).
  890. Ugly Sister by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  891. The North Ship by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  892. Lines on a Young Lady’s Photograph Album by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  893. Wedding-Wind by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  894. At ToomeBridge by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  895. Perch by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  896. Lupins by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  897. Going by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  898. Next, Please by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  899. Day-Point by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  900. Reasons for Attendance by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  901. Coming by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  902. Places, Loved Ones by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  903. Out of the Bag by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  904. Tula (”Books are door-shaped”) by Margarita Engle (The Lightning Dreamer).
  905. The Cherry Trees by Edward Thomas.
  906. Whatever Happened? by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  907. Born Yesterday by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  908. All Good Conductors by Christian Wiman (Every Riven Thing).
  909. Maiden Name by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  910. Wants by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  911. By the Bridge by Nance Sepie (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  912. Whatever Happened? by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  913. Myxomatosis by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  914. Age by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  915. Church Going by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  916. Triple Time by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  917. Poetry of Departures by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  918. Toads by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  919. I Remember, I Remember by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  920. Deceptions by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  921. Spring by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  922. Bann Valley Ecologue by Seamus Heaney (Electric Light).
  923. About My Poetry by Nazim Hikmet (Poems of Nazim Hikmet).
  924. Regarding Art by Nazim Hikmet (Poems of Nazim Hikmet).
  925. Gioconda and Si-Ya-U by Nazim Hikmet (Poems of Nazim Hikmet).
  926. Hollywood by Nance Sepie (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  927. Contentment by Nance Sepie (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  928. Lines for a friend’s birthday by Ann Smedley (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  929. Small Prayer in a Hard Wind by Christian Wiman.
  930. Rawhiti by Simon Snow (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  931. If, My Darling by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★ ★
  932. Skin by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  933. Arrivals, Departures by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  934. At Grass by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  935. Boxing Day 2004 by Simon Snow (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  936. Poem for her Sixtieth Brithday by Simon Snow (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  937. Mr Bleaney by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  938. Here by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  939. Believe me B I=m a poet! by Michael Tyldesley (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  940. Nothing To Be Said by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  941. Love Songs in Age by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  942. For Us by Michael Tyldesley (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  943. Let’s Sing about Roses by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  944. Pax Vobiscum by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  945. Oysters, pipis crabs and shrimps by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  946. Jemima by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  947. Naturally the Foundation will Bear Your Expenses by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  948. Broadcast by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  949. Faith Healing by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  950. Loaded Stocking by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  951. Carpark Daffs by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  952. An Old Eel by Jan Vernon (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  953. Poetry in Motions by Tom West (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  954. Flood Waters 1962 by Eulla Williamson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  955. For Sidney Bechet by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  956. Home is so Sad by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  957. Toads Revisited by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  958. Water by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  959. A Portrait of the Reader with a Bowl of Cereal by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★ ★
  960. To a Stranger Born in Some Distant Country Hundreds of Years from Now by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  961. Sea Offering 1961 Rangitata by Eulla Williamson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  962. The Church by Eulla Williamson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  963. Backward Glance by Eulla Williamson (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  964. The Jewel by Corrina Young (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  965. It Only Takes One! by Paul Allison (Tom Pepper’s Dog and Other Poems).
  966. Home Burial by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  967. The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  968. Self’s the Man by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  969. The Word “Answer” by Mark Jarman (Unholy Sonnets).
  970. Take One Home for the Kiddies by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  971. Days by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  972. MCMXIV by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  973. Talking in Bed by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  974. Marginalia by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  975. Afternoon with Irish Cows by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  976. I Chop Some Parsley While Listening to Art Blakey’s Version of “Three Blind Mice” by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  977. What I Learned today by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  978. The Black Cottage by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  979. Blueberries by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  980. A Servant to Servants by Robert Frost (North of Boston).
  981. Journal by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★ ★
  982. Some Days by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  983. Through by Brian Turner (Taking Off) ★
  984. Home Ground by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  985. As Bad as a Mile by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  986. A Study of Reading Habits by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  987. The Large Cool Store by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  988. Talking in Bed by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  989. Sunny Prestatyn by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  990. The Importance of Elsewhere by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  991. Ambulances by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  992. Yellow Flowers, Oturehua by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  993. Home Hills Road by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  994. Thinking of You by Brian Turner (Taking Off)
  995. To the Sea by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  996. From Bracken’s Lookout, Dunedin by Brian Turner (Taking Off). ★
  997. The Waterfall of Justice by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  998. Big Picture by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  999. Southern Tribesmen by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1000. So There Was by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1001. Southerners by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1002. Rees Valley by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1003. Cliff Walk by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1004. Voyaging by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1005. Driving North to Christchurch by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1006. Socio-Economic by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1007. First Sight by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1008. Dockery and Son by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1009. Ignorance by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1010. Reference Back by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1011. Wild Oats by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1012. Essential Beauty by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1013. Send No Money by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1014. Afternoons by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1015. An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1016. Butcher by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1017. Quite by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1018. Clocked by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1019. The Key by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1020. Matins by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1021. Remembering Summer by Brian Turner (Taking Off).
  1022. Silence by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  1023. Picnic, lightning by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★ ★
  1024. In the Room of a Thousand Miles by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★ ★
  1025. Morning by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1026. Bonsai by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1027. Splitting Wood by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  1028. After the Storm by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1029. Snow by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1030. Moon by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1031. Looking West by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1032. This Much I Do Remember by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1033. Japan by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning). ★
  1034. So It Is With the Spirit by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1035. Signals by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1036. Shoveling Snow with Buddha by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1037. I Go Back to the House for a Book by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1038. A Vase of Flowers by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  1039. The Arts and Death by William Bronk (Selected Poems).
  1040. Victoria’s Secret by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1041. Mid-morning shopping by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1042. Things by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1043. Big is good they say by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1044. The Slow Pleasures by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1045. The Birthday Flowers by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1046. Old Hand by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1047. Lines Composed Over Three Thousand Miles from Tintern Abbey by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1048. Musee des Beaux Arts Revisited by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1049. Egypt by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1050. Duck/Rabbit by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1051. Paradelle for Susan by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1052. At the Clinic by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1053. The Promise by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1054. The Green Shiver by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1055. Flowerhead by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1056. Still Life by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1057. Reading Lesson by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1058. Announcements by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1059. The God Fruit by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1060. Deconstruction by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1061. Thunder and Then by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1062. Friday Night in the Royal Station Hotel by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1063. High Windows by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1064. Forget What Did by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1065. Livings by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1066. The Trees by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1067. Sympathy in White Major by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1068. Home Again by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1069. Lines Lost Among Trees by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1070. The Many Faces of Jazz by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1071. Taking off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1072. Passengers by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1073. The List of Ancient Pastimes by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1074. The Death of the Hat by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1075. The Night House by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1076. Serpentine by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1077. Reincarnation and You by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1078. Jazz and Nature by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1079. Going, Going by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1080. The Old Fools by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1081. My Life by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1082. Where I Live by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1083. And His Sextet by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1084. Aristotle by Billy Collins (Picnic, Lightning).
  1085. The Card Players by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1086. The Building by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1087. Posterity by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1088. How Distant by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1089. This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  1090. Homage to a Government by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1091. Dublinesque by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1092. Catch of the day by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1093. Chiang Mai by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1094. Mailbox by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1095. Meeting Your Match by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1096. Sparrow by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1097. A Robin In The Late Afternoon by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1098. Novel by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1099. Show Saturday by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1100. Sad Steps by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1101. Solar by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1102. Incarnate by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1103. Engine by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1104. Under the Skin by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1105. Open End by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1106. Knitting in the Wild by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1107. The Window by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1108. What in the Wind by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1109. Sonnet for my Left Hip by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1110. Annus Mirabilis by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1111. Vers de Société by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1112. Money by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1113. Cut Grass by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1114. The Explosion by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1115. Ultimatum by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1116. Story by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1117. A Writer by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1118. May Weather by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1119. Observation by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1120. Disintegration by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1121. Mythological Introduction by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1122. A Stone Church Damaged by a Bomb by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1123. Femmes Damnées by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1124. Plymouth by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1125. Portrait by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1126. The Possibilities of Clay by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1127. Credo by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1128. Invasions by Luci Shaw (Scape). ★ ★
  1129. The Golden Cup by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1130. Collection, Recollection by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1131. Good Friday by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1132. The Dedicated by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1133. Modesties by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1134. Fiction and the Reading Public by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1135. Cave Art by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1136. Three Dimension by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1137. Scaling the Rock by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1138. To Be a Bird by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1139. Singing About God by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1140. The Moon in Advent by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1141. Ec-stasis by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1142. Unseen by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1143. Mr Maui at home with the Death Goddess by Peter Bland (Mr Maui’s Monologues).
  1144. What the Morning Says to Her by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1145. What to do with Bits of String by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1146. Soft Rock by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1147. Trend by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1148. Verb by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1149. What I needed to Do by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1150. Lakeway Drive by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1151. Destination by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1152. Singularities by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1153. States of Being by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1154. Under Cover by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1155. Please Downsize Me by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1156. The Setting Sun by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1157. Windmills by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns). ★
  1158. Fifty Tonne Trucks by Janet Carrington (A six-pack of iced buns).
  1159. ‘Since the majority of me’ by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1160. ‘Who called love conquering’ by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1161. Tops by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems). ★
  1162. Arrival by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1163. Oils by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1164. Breadfruit by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1165. Pigeons by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1166. Success Story by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1167. Continuing to Live by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1168. Compline at the Cathedral by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1169. Spire by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1170. Mr Maui builds a new office block by Peter Bland (Mr Maui’s Monologues).
  1171. Mr Maui collects tribal masks by Peter Bland (Mr Maui’s Monologues).
  1172. Mr Maui distrusts togetherness by Peter Bland (Mr Maui’s Monologues).
  1173. Getting It Right by Luci Shaw (Scape). ★ ★
  1174. Advent III by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1175. Mary Considers Her Situation by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1176. Epiphany by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1177. Dancing in the Cathedral by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1178. Translation by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1179. Secure by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1180. Emmaus Road Remembered by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1181. Iron by Luci Shaw (Scape).
  1182. Pathetic Fallacy by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1183. Revelations in the Key of K by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome). ★ ★
  1184. Oratorio for the Unbecoming by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1185. Disgraceland by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1186. Metaphysique du mal by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1187. Descending Theology: The Nativity by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1188. Delinquent Missive by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1189. This Lesson You’ve Got by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1190. A Major by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1191. The Choice by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1192. Waiting for God: Self-Portrait as Skeleton by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1193. At the Sound of the Gunshot, Leave a Message by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1194. Who the Meek are Not by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome). ★ ★
  1195. Elegy for a Rain Salesman by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1196. Orders From the Invisible by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1197. Hypertrophied Football Star as Serial Killer by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1198. Pluck by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome). ★
  1199. Requiem: Professor Walt Mink by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1200. Descending Theology: Christ Human by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1201. Reference for Ex-Man’s Next by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1202. Miss Flame, Apartment Bound, Undiscovered Porn Star by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1203. Winter Term’s End by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome). ★
  1204. The First Step by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1205. Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1206. Hurt Hospital’s Best Suicide Jokes by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1207. Descending Theology: The Garden by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1208. Entering the Kingdom by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1209. A Tapestry Figure Escapes for Occupancy in the Real World, Which Includes the Death of Her Mother by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1210. Mister Cogito Posthumous by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome). ★
  1211. Coat Hanger Bent into a Halo by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1212. For a Dying Tomcat Who’s Relinquished His Former Hissing and Predatory Nature by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1213. Red-Circled Want Ad for My Son on His Commencement by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1214. Descending Theology: The Crucifixion by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1215. Last Love by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1216. The Ice Fisherman by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1217. Descending Theology: The Resurrection by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1218. Overdue Pardon for Mother with Knife by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1219. Garment District Sweatshop by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1220. Easter at Al Qaeda Bodega by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1221. Son’s Room by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1222. A Blessing from My Sixteen Years’ Son by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1223. Still Memory by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1224. Meditato by Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome).
  1225. The Life with a Hole in it by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1226. Heads in the Women’s Ward by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1227. How by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1228. ‘When the Russian tanks roll westward by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1229. Love by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1230. The Mower by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1231. New eyes each year by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1232. 1952–1977 by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1233. Dear Charles, My Muse, asleep or dead by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1234. By day, a lifted study-storehouse by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1235. Party Politics by Philip Larkin (Collected Poems).
  1236. Milk lip by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1237. Home Schooling by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1238. Spark by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1239. Taking a shine to you by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1240. Aubade by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1241. Fourth trimester by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1242. Post-partum by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1243. Olive at Bethells Beach by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1244. Free Range by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1245. Two by Emma Neale (Spark).
  1246. Elemental by Emma Neale (Spark).

Bringing a daughter back from the brink with poems

A beautiful article about how a Mom put poems in her daughter’s shoes when she was going through a period of despair:

Before she went to school in the morning, I wanted her to read the poem “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver that talks about not having to be good and not having to walk on your knees for miles, repenting. As Ms. Oliver writes, “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”

A Dog on his Master

As young as I look,
I am growing older faster than he,
Seven to one
is the ratio they tend to say.

Whatever the number,
I will pass him one day
and take the lead
the way I do on our walks in the woods.

And if this ever manages
to cross his mind,
it would be the sweetest
shadow I have ever cast on snow or grass.

by Billy Collins

Olamic eyes

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I encountered the phrase ‘olamic eyes’ in a poem and had to drag out my dictionary to understand what it means. (The poem is: Digging for Now by Ruth Mowry)

Olam is a rarely used noun of Hebrew origin meaning ‘a vast period of time, an age of the universe.’ Olamic is the adjective.

A website about ancient Hebrew word meanings describes the meaning as being ‘in the far distance’ in the sense of being difficult to make out or so far away in time that it is difficult to know.

When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one’s eyes see sleep, then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out. (Ecclesiastes 8:16–17 ESV)

In a sense, all Christians should look upon life with ‘olamic eyes’, searching out that which is barely discernible beyond the edge of this world and this time. Pondering this idea led me to a couple of conclusions to bear in mind when looking into the dim future or realms beyond this mortal coil:

Find a good lookout

When trying to interpret what is far off and indistinct, it helps to have a good vantage point – on the mountain tops rather than down in a valley of despair. If I am down in such a vale where my sight is even more restricted than usual, it is probably wise to be cautious in how I interpret what appears to be off in the past or future.

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. (Colossians 2:18-19 ESV)

Avoid pollution

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In Antartica, where the air is too cold to hold much water vapour and the pollution of the industrial world has only a minimal impact, it is possible to see much further than most of us are accustomed to. There are reports of explorers making navigational errors not realizing that distances are further than they appear due to the clarity of the atmosphere on that continent.

I too have become accustomed to breathing, living and looking through a polluted atmosphere. My vision of God is blurred and obscured by the smog of the world, confusing me when I think I can see clearly but actually cannot.


Images: Veer, Gordon Wiltsie 

Ineluctable

I learned a new word today: ineluctable.

According to the Shorter Oxford Dictionary it means: Unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.

This wonderful word was introduced to me by Seamus Heaney in his poem Album:

It’s winter at the seaside where they’ve gone
For the wedding meal. And I am at the table,
Uninvited, ineluctable.

From the anthology Human Chain (2010).

Poems attach us to one another

I am not a huge poetry fan. I’d like to be, poetry is a sophisticated art and appreciating the art form is a good step in becoming a better writer. Beyond that, poetry at it’s best can touch upon what it means to be human and this I am interested in. This is well expressed in a blog post I read today:

… Since that moment, I’ve believed very deeply that poetry’s sole purpose is to attach us to one another, and I’ve lived by poetry’s guidance to allow that kind of connection to grow in my life. If a poem isn’t reaching out its hand, then I get bored and move on.

I want poems of the bystander trying to make sense of the world. I want poems of rich experience written by women and men unable to turn away from what they must see and what they must say. I want poems that awaken me. If the poem is too detached or too ecstatic, I bristle—they’re fallacies of human emotion. I want the poem that gives life by being true to life.   (Dave Harrity at tweetspeak poetry)