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POEM OF THE DAY Cinco de Mayo BY LUIS J. RODRÍGUEZ Cinco de Mayo celebrates a burning people, those whose land is starved of blood, civilizations which are no longer holders of the night. We reconquer with our feet, with our tongues, that dangerous language, saying more of this world than the volumes of textured and controlled... Read More POEM After Apple-Picking BY ROBERT FROST My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with... Read More POEM Pied Beauty BY GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And áll... Read More EXPLORE POEMS Subject Subject Browse by Tag EXPLORE POEMS BY SCHOOL BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT POETS HARLEM RENAISSANCE POETS CONFESSIONAL POETS NEW YORK SCHOOL EDITORS' PICKS POEM Late Echo BY JOHN ASHBERY Alone with our madness and favorite flower We see that there really is nothing left to write about. Or rather, it is necessary to write about the same old things In the same way, repeating the same things over and over For love to... Read More POEM Ode to a Nightingale BY JOHN KEATS My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk: 'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,... Read More FEATURED POEMS The Color Green BY CHANA BLOCH Green Light Go BY EMMY PÉREZ Green and Gold BY RACHEL HADAS Green-Thumb Boy BY MARILYN NELSON The Ecchoing Green BY WILLIAM BLAKE FEATURED Black and white photograph of two hands together. COLLECTION Poems of Anxiety and Uncertainty Confronting and coping with uncharted terrains through poetry. Read More Image of an adult pair of leather shoes next to a toddler's pair of leather shoes. COLLECTION Poems About Fathers Whether it's Fathers Day or any time of year, here are poems about all types of dads. Read More American troops approach Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. COLLECTION War Poetry Poems and prose about armed combat. Read More FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE OF POETRY MAGAZINE POEM The Book of Yeezus BY JULIAN RANDALL An arrow does its own form of singing I like to believe this means nothing is ever too far from the bird that it was I tender the dark with a hum we cannot die in a legion of... Read More POEM Glosa in Middle Age BY KATHLEEN OSSIP To have arrived here, weighed down with fistfuls of calendar entries, unsuitably boggle-eyed as if new— so these are mountains, there is horror, which is the subway line where I may lay down my creed and when will my breath stop acidulating like this? Exceed, said 27. In... Read More POEM From "13th Balloon" BY MARK BIBBINS Not long ago the Pope decreed that unbaptized babies would no longer be banished to Limbo and that their little souls languishing there would be released Imagine them getting the papal memo and rising in unison unsure of  where to go except up twirling like colossal... Read More POEM GUIDES Black and white portrait of Yusef Komunyakaa, resting his left hand under his chin. POEM GUIDE Yusef Komunyakaa: “Facing It” BY ROBIN EKISS What happens when metaphor meets a monument? Read More Grainy black and white portrait of poet Charlotte Mew POEM GUIDE Charlotte Mew: “The Trees Are Down” BY MOLLY PEACOCK A poet anticipates the contemporary narrative lyric—and her own unfortunate end. Read More English poet Thom Gunn (1929 - 2004) attends an event, UK, 25th June 1970. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty images) POEM GUIDE Thom Gunn: “From the Wave” BY JOSHUA WEINER Touch, risk, trust, improvisation—“the intellect as powerhouse of love.” Read More POEMS Poems for Children Poems for Teens Poem Guides Audio Poems POETS PROSE Harriet Blog COLLECTIONS LISTEN LEARN Children Teens Adults Educators Glossary of Poetic Terms VISIT Events Exhibitions Library POETRY MAGAZINE Current Issue Poetry Magazine Archive Subscriptions About the Magazine How to Submit Advertise with Us ABOUT US Give Foundation Awards Media Partnerships Poetry Out Loud People Jobs Poetry Foundation Children Poetry Magazine CONTACT US NEWSLETTERS PRESS PRIVACY POLICY POLICIES TERMS OF USE POETRY MOBILE APP 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Hours: Monday-Friday 11am - 4pm © 2020 Poetry Foundation See a problem on this page?