Column Archive

Number Poet Poem Title
Column 809 Lisel Mueller In Passing
Column 808 Barbara Crooker And Now It’s September,
Column 807 Eleanor Channell Rivermouth
Column 806 Henry Taylor Art and Life
Column 805 Ted Kooser Red Stilts
Column 804 Gail Mazur Blue Work Shirt
Column 803 Emily Ransdell Everywhere a River
Column 802 Barbara Schmitz Migraine
Column 801 S.C. Hahn Getting Out of Bed After Surgery
Column 800 Wesley McNair from Dwellers in the House of the Lord
Column 799 John Thornberg Stolen Glances
Column 798 Laura Foley Black Belt
Column 797 Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer In the Fourth of July Parade
Column 796 Rhina P. Espaillat Butchering
Column 795 Karla Huston Lip
Column 794 Andy Roberts Oxblood
Column 793 Fleda Brown Fayetteville Junior High
Column 792 Mark Vinz Center Café
Column 791 Bruce Guernsey Naming the Trees
Column 790 Lucy Adkins Potatoes
Column 789 Deirdre O'Connor At the Dentist’s
Column 788 Al Ortolani Game Prayer
Column 787 Danusha Laméris Thinking
Column 786 Jared Carter Changing the Front Porch Light for Thanksgiving
Column 785 Stuart Kestenbaum Joy
Column 784 Jane Hirshfield Meeting the Light Completely
Column 783 Karen Head Proximity
Column 782 Scott Wiggerman Johnsburg
Column 781 James Bertolino Carrot
Column 780 Jonathan Greene The Return
Column 779 Robert Bly Why We Don’t Die
Column 778 Wendell Berry Before Dark
Column 777 Dorianne Laux For the Sake of Strangers
Column 776 David Baker Mercy
Column 775 David Baker Faith
Column 774 Marjorie Saiser I Save My Love
Column 773 Peggy Trojan Noon Hour
Column 772 Ellen Bass The Thing Is
Column 771 Sarah Freligh December
Column 770 Alberto Ríos We Are of a Tribe
Column 769 Austin Smith White Lie
Column 768 Wyatt Townley First Kiss
Column 767 Chase Twichell After Snow
Column 766 Todd Davis Thankful for Now
Column 765 Freya Manfred Old Friends
Column 764 Jeffrey Harrison A Drink of Water
Column 763 Judith Harris Grandmother Portrait
Column 762 Barbara Crooker Reel
Column 761 Holly J. Hughes Mind Wanting More
Column 760 Christie Towers Sugar Water in Winter
Column 759 Marilyn Dorf When the Red Goose Wakes
Column 758 Connie Wanek Rain Changing to Snow
Column 757 Emily Rose Cole What Makes a Pearl
Column 756 Patrick Phillips For Paul
Column 755 Ted Kooser Passing Through
Column 754 Robert Francis The Sound I Listened For
Column 753 Marjorie Saiser He Taught Me to Drive
Column 752 Dana Gioia California Hills in August
Column 751 Lori Becherer no more dandruff
Column 750 Faith Shearin Blue Elvis
Column 749 Gary J. Whitehead One-Legged Pigeon
Column 748 David Mason Are We Still Here?
Column 747 Judith Harris April, After Six Months in the Hospital
Column 746 Joyce Sutphen Origami
Column 745 James Davis May Moonflowers
Column 744 James Bertolino A Wedding Toast
Column 743 Megan Arlett I Ask My Grandmother What Trinidad Was Like in 1960
Column 742 Elise Hempel His New Twin Daughters
Column 741 Sally Bliumis-Dunn Work
Column 740 Austin Smith Cat Moving Kittens
Column 739 Peter Schneider Lost in Plain Sight
Column 738 Kenneth Lee Symbiosis
Column 737 Faith Shearin My Mother's Van
Column 736 Mark Irwin Open
Column 735 Caitlin Doyle The Doll Museum
Column 734 Peg Duthie Decorating a Cake While Listening to Tennis
Column 733 Jeanie Greensfelder Taking Turns
Column 732 Thomas Reiter Pinned in Place
Column 731 Paul Martin Turning Over
Column 730 Max Garland Happiness
Column 729 Bruce Pemberton Autumn 2017
Column 728 Pauletta Hansel The View from There
Column 727 Richard Jarrette Happiness
Column 726 John L. Stanizzi Ascension
Column 725 Marjorie Saiser Weren't We Beautiful
Column 724 Liz Ahl Aquarium, February
Column 723 Caitlin Doyle Cradle Thief
Column 722 Richard Robbins Old Country Portraits
Column 721 Judith Askew Bakery of Lies
Column 720 Dante Di Stefano With a Coat
Column 719 Peggy Shumaker Exit Glacier
Column 718 Nancy Miller Gomez Growing Apples
Column 717 Ryler Dustin To Make Color
Column 716 Sally Green Shank
Column 715 Michael Mark Estelle
Column 714 Clemens Starck The Girl from Panama
Column 713 Sonja Johanson Three Deer in Oquossoc
Column 712 Sally Van Doren Housewife as Poet
Column 711 Dan Gerber The Cache
Column 710 Emily Grosholz Here and There
Column 709 Jim Daniels Talking About the Day
Column 708 Kim Lozano The Ruts
Column 707 Peter Schmitt The Bench
Column 706 Matthew Buckley Smith Undergrads
Column 705 Adrian Koesters Three Days with the Long Moon
Column 704 Samuel Green Butterflies
Column 703 David Steingass Youth
Column 702 David Mason The Mud Room
Column 701 Maryann Corbett State Fair Fireworks, Labor Day
Column 700 Tami Haaland Sleeping With the Chihuahua
Column 699 Carol V. Davis Covering the Mirrors
Column 698 Ted Kooser Post Office
Column 697 Betty Adcock No Encore
Column 696 Richard Schiffman After the Opera
Column 695 Terri Kirby Erickson My Cousin, Milton
Column 694 James K. Zimmerman Listen to the Deer Tick Sing
Column 693 Jehanne Dubrow From the Pentagon
Column 692 John Foy Woods
Column 691 Louis Phillips The Address Book
Column 690 James Crews Strict Diet
Column 689 Susanna Lang After You Get Up Early on Memorial Day
Column 688 Bruce Guernsey The Wall
Column 687 Rose King In Spring
Column 686 Joyce Sutphen Playing the Pipes
Column 685 Steve Langan Good News
Column 684 Ruth Stone Lighter Than Air
Column 683 Leland James The Sanitarium Window
Column 682 Jeffrey Harrison How It Worked
Column 681 P. Ivan Young Fishing for Bream
Column 680 Terri Kirby Erickson Fund Drive
Column 679 Sally Bliumis-Dunn Startled
Column 678 Dorianne Laux Bird
Column 677 Matthew Brennan Yard Sale
Column 676 Kevin Cole Audubon Warblers
Column 675 Thomas R. Moore Saving Nails
Column 674 Heid E. Erdrich Laundress
Column 673 Greg Kosmicki You Never Get One Thing
Column 672 Tami Haaland Returning
Column 671 Marjorie Saiser Final Shirt
Column 670 Connie Wanek Monopoly
Column 669 Pat Schneider From where I stand
Column 668 Kim Addonizio Aquarium
Column 667 Peter Everwine The Day
Column 666 James Crews Midnight Snow
Column 665 Nancy Willard The Vanity of the Dragonfly
Column 664 Stella Nesanovich Everyday Grace
Column 663 Christine Stewart-Nuñez For Elizabeth, Who Loved to Square Dance
Column 662 Fleda Brown God, God
Column 661 Naomi Shihab Nye Bees Were Better
Column 660 Maria Nazos Cash Register Sings The Blues
Column 659 Jon Loomis At the Lake House
Column 658 Marge Piercy The Air Smelled Dirty
Column 657 Wesley McNair My Mother's Penmanship Lessons
Column 656 Joseph Hutchison Lifting My Daughter
Column 655 Grace Cavalieri The Hot Dog Factory (1937)
Column 654 David Mason Mending Time
Column 653 Dorianne Laux Homecoming
Column 652 Jill Bialosky Red Rover
Column 651 Jill Bialosky The Guardians
Column 650 Kevin Casey Driving West through Somerset County
Column 649 Linda Pastan The Death of the Bee
Column 648 Rebecca Macijeski Taking Apart My Childhood Piano
Column 647 Lois Parker Edstrom Doing Dishes
Column 646 Bradford Tice Milkweed
Column 645 Catherine Stearns Snow in August
Column 644 Karla K. Morton Honeysuckle
Column 643 Emily Ransdell Bowling in Heaven
Column 642 Ted Kooser Death of a Dog
Column 641 Elise Hempel Outboard Motor
Column 640 P. Ivan Young Visiting the Neighborhood
Column 639 Cathryn Essinger Summer Apples
Column 638 Kelly Madigan Porcupine
Column 637 Judith Harris How Quiet
Column 636 Sarah White Nothing But Good...
Column 635 Heid E. Erdrich Stung
Column 634 Patricia Hooper Sunday Flying
Column 633 January Gill O'Neil Sunday
Column 632 Connie Wanek Umbrella
Column 631 Grace Cavalieri Wild Life
Column 630 Ted Kooser Look for Me
Column 629 Lucia Cherciu The New Church
Column 628 Michelle Menting Objects Used to Prop Open a Window
Column 627 Don Thompson Oak Grove Cemetery
Column 626 Marilyn Nelson Daughters 1900
Column 625 Carol V. Davis Admiral Nimitz
Column 624 Charles Peek Unlike objects, two stories can occupy the same space
Column 623 John L. Stanizzi Cry To Me
Column 622 Diane Lockward For the Love of Avocados
Column 621 Gary Whited My Blue Shirt
Column 620 Jack Cooper L.A. River
Column 619 Michael Lauchlan Thaw
Column 618 Jonathan Bracker Going Down
Column 617 Robert Tremmel All the Questions
Column 616 Marjorie Saiser The Print the Whales Make
Column 615 Alan Feldman Love Poem
Column 614 Anya Silver Just Red
Column 613 Susan Rothbard That New
Column 612 Jo'lene Dailey What I Want to Do Most of the Time
Column 611 Rachel Richardson Astronomer
Column 610 Faith Shearin Sight
Column 609 Ron Koertge Lily
Column 608 Marilyn L. Taylor Aunt Eudora's Harlequin Romance
Column 607 Dana Gioia Prayer
Column 606 Emilie Buchwald My Mother's Music
Column 605 Natasha Trethewey Housekeeping
Column 604 George Bilgere The Forge
Column 603 Peter Everwine A Small Story
Column 602 Patricia Traxler Last Hike Before Leaving Montana
Column 601 Barbara Crooker Grief
Column 600 Nick Norwood Ronnie's
Column 599 Debra Nystrom Restless After School
Column 598 Elise Hempel The Jockey
Column 597 Stuart Dybek Curtains
Column 596 Sylvia Ross Marge's Shoes
Column 595 Roy Scheele In Possession (Minnesota)
Column 594 Faith Shearin Possum in the Garbage
Column 593 Meg Kearney Loneliness
Column 592 Alberto Ríos One Thursday Afternoon: Magdalena, Sonora, 1939
Column 591 Dorianne Laux Ray at 14
Column 590 Carrie Shipers Mother Talks Back to the Monster
Column 589 Sharon Chmielarz Fisher's Club
Column 588 Jane Mead Passing a Truck Full of Chickens at Night on Highway Eighty
Column 587 Peter Everwine The Girl on the Bullard Overpass
Column 586 Stephen Behrendt Snakeskin
Column 585 Cynthia Ventresca Delivered
Column 584 Arden Levine Offering
Column 583 Tim Nolan My Dead
Column 582 Jennifer Gray Summer Mowing
Column 581 Ginger Murchison River
Column 580 Pat Emile They Dance Through Granelli's
Column 579 Don Welch With Spring In Our Flesh
Column 578 Mark Vinz The Way We Said Goodbye
Column 577 David Huddle Stores
Column 576 Richard M. Berlin A Lobsterman Looks at the Sea
Column 575 Susan Aizenberg Mornings
Column 574 Kim Dower I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom,
Column 573 Philip Terman Deer Descending
Column 572 Richard Jarrette My Mother Worries About My Hat
Column 571 Thomas R. Smith The Paper Boy
Column 528 Kyle Harvey Settler's Creek
Column 570 Jo McDougall This Morning
Column 569 Dorianne Laux Enough Music
Column 568 Freya Manfred This Stranger, My Husband
Column 567 William Trowbridge Long Distance to My Old Coach
Column 566 Ken Smith Playing His Heart Out
Column 564 Mandy Kahn At the Dorm
Column 563 Floyd Skloot Handspun
Column 562 Kevin Cole Deer Fording the Missouri in Early Afternoon
Column 561 Judy Ray Turning of the Year
Column 560 Wesley McNair The Puppy
Column 559 J. Allyn Rosser Pelicans in December
Column 558 Patricia Traxler Weather Man
Column 557 Debra Marquart Traveling with Guitar
Column 556 Marjorie Saiser Thanksgiving for Two
Column 555 Barbara Crooker Sustenance
Column 554 Jim Daniels Brushing Teeth with My Sister after the Wake
Column 553 Jehanne Dubrow Armed Services Editions
Column 552 Ed Ochester Fall
Column 551 Patrick Phillips The Singing
Column 549 Glenna Luschei Comings and Goings
Column 548 Michael McFee Ovation
Column 547 John Philip Johnson There Have Come Soft Rains
Column 546 Robert King Embedding the Cancer Port
Column 545 Barbara Crooker 25th reunion
Column 544 Carol V. Davis Animal Time
Column 543 D. R. Goodman Exiting the Night
Column 542 April Lindner Carried Away
Column 541 Robert Morgan Heaven's Gate
Column 540 John Drury Motor Lodge
Column 539 Patrick Phillips The Guitar
Column 538 Chelsea Woodard The Flower Press
Column 537 Anya Silver Doing Laundry In Budapest
Column 536 Wendy Videlock A Relevance
Column 535 Melissa Balmain Nightmare
Column 534 Barbara Crooker Strewn
Column 533 Ned Balbo The Sugar Thief
Column 532 George Bilgere The Wading Pool
Column 531 Glenna Luschei Home
Column 530 Terri Kirby Erickson Hospital Parking Lot
Column 529 Sally Bliumis-Dunn Heart
Column 527 David Livewell Custodians
Column 526 Kyle Harvey Settler's Creek
Column 525 Pauletta Hansel Husbands
Column 524 Melissa Balmain Love Poem
Column 523 Jill Breckenridge Pretty Ricky
Column 522 Penny Harter In the Dark
Column 521 Amanda Strand Father and Daughter
Column 520 Karen J. Weyant Yellowjackets
Column 518 Barbara Ellen Sorensen Pelican
Column 517 Kathleen Aguero Send Off
Column 516 Kurt Brown The Kiss
Column 515 Paul S Piper Dog and Snow
Column 514 Don Welch Shuffling Out Toward Morning
Column 513 Kwame Dawes Coffee Break
Column 512 J. T. Ledbetter Elegy for Blue
Column 511 Danusha Laméris Insha’Allah
Column 510 Billy Collins Winter
Column 509 Roger Pfingston December
Column 508 Mary Avidano City Lights
Column 507 Margaret Hasse Truant
Column 506 James Crews God Particles
Column 505 Stuart Kestenbaum Prayer for Joy
Column 504 Jennifer Gray Horses
Column 503 Marty Walsh The snow's/feet slip
Column 502 David Allan Evans Sixty Years Later I Notice, Inside A Flock Of Blackbirds,
Column 501 John Philip Johnson Bones and Shadows
Column 500 Elise Hempel The Transfer
Column 499 Ted Kooser Two
Column 498 Robert Haight Early October Snow
Column 497 Jennifer Maier Rummage Sale
Column 496 Jim Daniels Work Boots: Still Life
Column 495 Karina Borowicz September Tomatoes
Column 494 Jackie Fox MRI
Column 493 Matt Mason The Story of Ferdinand the Bull
Column 492 Faith Shearin Music at My Mother's Funeral
Column 491 Heather Allen Grasses
Column 490 Linda M. Hasselstrom Planting Peas
Column 489 Jonathan Greene One Light to Another
Column 488 Shari Wagner Creek-Song
Column 487 Mark Kraushaar The Ring Toss Lady Breaks a Five
Column 486 Sharon Chmielarz The Pillow Cleaners Come to Town
Column 485 Maryann Corbett Finding the Lego
Column 484 Barbara Crooker Sparklers
Column 482 Diane Gilliam Fisher Violet's Wash
Column 481 Ivan Hobson Our Neighbor:
Column 480 Frank Osen The Lath House
Column 479 Catherine Savage Brosman Cattle Fording Tarryall Creek
Column 478 Peter Everwine After the Funeral
Column 477 Jeanie Greensfelder Sixth Grade
Column 476 Donna Spector On the Way to the Airport
Column 475 William Jolliff Rain on a Barn South of Tawas
Column 474 Amy Fleury First Morel
Column 473 Robert Hedin This Morning I Could Do/A Thousand Things
Column 472 Andrea Hollander Ex
Column 471 Peggy Shumaker Spirit of the Bat
Column 470 Karla Huston Sway
Column 469 Robert Hedin My Mother's Hats
Column 468 Amy Fleury Ablution
Column 467 Chelsea Rathburn After Filing for Divorce
Column 466 Li-Young Lee I Ask My Mother to Sing
Column 465 Thomas Reiter Releasing a Tree
Column 464 Jonathan Greene Untitled
Column 463 Dan Gerber Advice
Column 462 Susan Kelly-DeWitt Apple Blossoms
Column 461 Peter Everwine A Story Can Change Your Life
Column 460 Kim Dower Bottled Water
Column 459 Nancy Simpson Pink Pantsuit
Column 458 Thomas R. Moore Removing the Dross
Column 457 Maryann Corbett Holiday Concert
Column 456 Kathleen Driskell Seed
Column 455 Jay Leeming Blind Date
Column 454 Sherod Santos Out of the World There Passed a Soul
Column 453 Richard Levine Bread
Column 452 Nancy Willard The Vanity of the Dragonfly
Column 451 Rachel Richardson Relic
Column 450 Mo H. Saidi The Night of the Snowfall
Column 449 Mary M. Brown Classic Toy
Column 448 Gabriel Welsch A Garden’s End
Column 447 Debra Nystrom Little Parka
Column 446 Joseph Hutchison Winter Sunrise Outside a Café
Column 445 Ada Limón What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use
Column 444 Tami Haaland A Colander of Barley
Column 443 Marie Thurmer A Grandfather
Column 442 Tracy K. Smith The Good Life
Column 441 April Lindner Dog Bite
Column 440 Joseph Millar Labor Day
Column 439 Helen T. Glenn Noguchi’s Fountain
Column 438 Gabriel Spera Grubbing
Column 437 A.E. Stallings The Pull Toy
Column 436 Joyce Sidman Dog in Bed
Column 435 Bruce Snider Afterlife
Column 434 D. Nurkse First Night
Column 433 Lisel Mueller Things
Column 432 X J Kennedy Old Men Pitching Horseshoes
Column 431 James Doyle In the Planetarium
Column 430 Tami Haaland Little Girl
Column 429 Robin Chapman Time
Column 428 George Bilgere Basal Cell
Column 427 Marsha Truman Cooper A Knot of Worms
Column 426 Laura Dimmit School photo, found after the Joplin tornado
Column 425 Wendell Berry The Vacation
Column 424 Maureen Ash Church Basement
Column 423 Patricia Clark Fifty-Fifty
Column 422 Michael McFee Saltine
Column 421 Linda Hogan The Sandhills
Column 420 Jeff Daniel Marion Playing to the River
Column 419 Ron Koertge Burning the Book
Column 418 Robert Morgan Living Tree
Column 417 Bruce Guernsey Back Road
Column 416 Robert Gibb Kites
Column 415 Lynne Sharon Schwartz Cement Backyard
Column 414 Jeffrey Harrison Mailboxes in Late Winter
Column 413 Mark Irwin Portraits
Column 412 Mark Sanders The Cranes, Texas January
Column 411 Richard M. Berlin Einstein’s Happiest Moment
Column 410 Eamon Grennan Up Against It
Column 409 Andrew Jones The Softest Word
Column 408 Terri Kirby Erickson Sponge Bath
Column 407 Casey Pycior Sledding in Wichita
Column 406 Barton Sutter A Little Shiver
Column 405 Ted Kooser Christmas Mail
Column 404 Jeffrey Harrison Nest
Column 403 Susan Kolodny Koi Pond, Oakland Museum
Column 402 Derek N. Otsuji Theater of Shadows
Column 401 Judith Slater Family Vacation
Column 400 Tim Nolan Thanksgiving
Column 399 Michael Walsh Barn Clothes
Column 398 David Hernandez At the Post Office
Column 397 Judith Harris My Mother Goes to Vote
Column 396 Nancy Price Trick or Treat
Column 395 Douglas S. Jones Centrifugal
Column 394 Wyatt Townley Finding the Scarf
Column 393 Geraldine Connolly Flathead Lake, October
Column 392 Daniel J. Langton School
Column 391 Kay Ryan Pinhole
Column 390 David St. John From a Bridge
Column 389 Minnie Bruce Pratt Temporary Job
Column 388 Judson Mitcham Writing
Column 387 Christine Stewart-Nuñez Breakfast for Supper
Column 386 Carol V. Davis Mockingbird II
Column 385 Jo McDougall Telling Time
Column 384 Patrick Phillips Elegy with Oil in the Bilge
Column 383 Judith Slater Zippo
Column 382 Jane Hirshfield The Promise
Column 381 Linda Parsons Marion Snapshot
Column 380 Shawn Pittard The Silver Fish
Column 379 Debra Wierenga Chiller Pansies
Column 378 Dorianne Laux Family Stories
Column 377 Julie Suk Loving the Hands
Column 376 Dan Gerber Marriage
Column 375 Mark Vinz Absences
Column 374 Kathryn Stripling Byer I still can’t get it right
Column 373 Jillena Rose Taos
Column 372 Wendy Videlock Disarmed
Column 371 Dana Gioia Pity the Beautiful
Column 370 Janet Eigner Isaac’s Blessing
Column 369 Laurel Blossom Red Balloon Rising
Column 368 Jared Harél Numbers
Column 367 Carol Light Prairie Sure
Column 366 Jeanne Wagner My mother was like the bees
Column 365 Carrie Shipers Love Poem for Ted Neeley In Jesus Christ Superstar
Column 364 Sarah A. Chavez In Childhood
Column 363 Penelope Scambly Schott Second Tour
Column 362 Sara Ries Fish Fry Daughter
Column 361 Anya Silver Leaving the Hospital
Column 360 Carol L. Gloor Moment
Column 359 Claudia Emerson Eight Ball
Column 358 Jaimee Kuperman The New Dentist
Column 357 Edward Hirsch I Was Never Able To Pray
Column 356 Candace Black Mr. D Shops At Fausto’s Food Palace
Column 355 William Trowbridge Rental Tux
Column 354 Lisel Mueller Sometimes, When the Light
Column 353 Anne Coray The Art of Being
Column 352 Mark Jarman After Disappointment
Column 351 Stanley Plumly Off A Side Road Near Staunton
Column 350 Denise Low Two Gates
Column 349 Catherine Tufariello The Cricket in the Sump
Column 348 Richard Levine Believe This
Column 347 Richard Newman Bless Their Hearts
Column 346 Molly Fisk Winter Sun
Column 345 David Black Sleepers
Column 344 Jorge Evans Overtime
Column 343 J. T. Ledbetter Crossing Shoal Creek
Column 342 Roy Scheele Woman Feeding Chickens
Column 341 Don Thompson October
Column 340 Judith Harris Mockingbird
Column 339 Daniel Nyikos Potato Soup
Column 338 Michael Ryan Girls’ Middle School Orchestra
Column 337 Leo Dangel Behind the Plow
Column 336 Ladan Osman Tonight
Column 335 Kay Mullen Bonsai at the Potter's Stall
Column 334 Dana Gioia Reunion
Column 333 Robert Cording Old Houses
Column 332 Linda Pastan Counting Backwards
Column 331 Kathleen M. McCann Lone Egret
Column 330 Robert Wrigley After a Rainstorm
Column 329 Roy Scheele Produce Wagon
Column 328 Angelo Giambra The Water Carriers
Column 327 Karin Gottshall More Lies
Column 326 April Lindner Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Column 325 Patricia Jabbeh Wesley One Day
Column 324 Barbara Schmitz Uniforms
Column 323 Joe Paddock One’s Ship Comes In
Column 322 Cathy Smith Bowers Peace Lilies
Column 321 Joe Mills How You Know
Column 320 Jehanne Dubrow Chernobyl Year
Column 319 Ava Schicke I am
Column 318 Christopher Todd Matthews Window Washer
Column 317 Judith Harris End of Market Day
Column 316 David St. John Peach Fires
Column 315 Michael McFee Spitwads
Column 314 Jane Varley Packing the Car for Our Western Camping Trip
Column 313 Peter Everwine Back from the Fields
Column 312 Ellery Akers The Word That Is a Prayer
Column 311 Peggy Shumaker Night Dive
Column 310 Marilyn L. Taylor Home Again, Home Again
Column 309 Joyce Sutphen The Aunts
Column 308 Connie Wanek Mysterious Neighbors
Column 307 Lois Beebe Hayna Brief Eden
Column 306 Nathaniel Perry Remaking a Neglected Orchard
Column 305 Tim Nolan Picasso
Column 304 Frannie Lindsay The Thrift Shop Dresses
Column 303 Bruce Guernsey For My Wife Cutting My Hair
Column 302 Grace Cavalieri Tomato Pies, 25 Cents
Column 301 T. Alan Broughton Great Blue Heron
Column 300 Molly Fisk Hunter's Moon
Column 299 Christopher Todd Matthews Eating Them As He Came
Column 298 Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz At the Office Holiday Party
Column 297 George Bilgere Blank
Column 296 Stephen Behrendt Developing the Land
Column 295 David Allan Evans Girl Riding a Horse in a Field of Sunflowers
Column 294 Todd Davis Veil
Column 293 Joyce Sutphen The Exam
Column 292 Katie Cappello A Ghost Abandons the Haunted
Column 291 Mark Smith-Soto Night Watch
Column 290 Liz Rosenberg I Leave Her Weeping
Column 289 Michelle Y. Burke Nocturne
Column 288 James Doyle Love Story
Column 287 Robert Gibb For the Chipmunk in My Yard
Column 286 Chana Bloch Through a Glass
Column 285 Tara Bray Once
Column 284 Carl Little The Clearing
Column 283 Tony Gloeggler Five Years Later
Column 282 Edward Hirsch Early Sunday Morning
Column 281 Leo Dangel One September Afternoon
Column 280 Marilyn Kallet Fireflies
Column 279 Mary Meriam The Romance of Middle Age
Column 278 Peter Everwine Rain
Column 277 Thomas Reiter Rehab
Column 276 Donal Heffernan My Hometown
Column 275 Patricia Frolander Denial
Column 274 Alicia Ostriker The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog
Column 273 Michael Sowder Fishing, His Birthday
Column 272 Don Thompson Yard Work
Column 271 Ned Balbo Fire Victim
Column 270 Jan Mordenski Crochet
Column 269 Carolyn Miller The World as It is
Column 268 Peter Cooley The One Certain Thing
Column 267 Susan Meyers Mother, Washing Dishes
Column 266 Rachel Contreni Flynn The Yellow Bowl
Column 265 Jeff Daniel Marion 78 RPM
Column 264 Wendy Videlock The Owl
Column 263 Jill Bialosky Music Is Time
Column 262 Michael Chitwood The Coffins
Column 261 Andrea Hollander Betrayal
Column 260 Dana Bisignani Bankruptcy Hearing
Column 259 Freya Manfred Green Pear Tree in September
Column 258 David Baker Old Man Throwing a Ball
Column 257 Gary Metras Lint
Column 256 Jeff Worley On Finding a Turtle Shell in Daniel Boone National Forest
Column 255 Wesley McNair For My Wife
Column 254 Lucille Lang Day Tooth Painter
Column 253 Ann Struthers Not Knowing Why
Column 252 Nancyrose Houston The Letter From Home
Column 251 Lyn Lifshin The Other Fathers
Column 250 Joette Giorgis (Untitled)
Column 249 Christine Stewart-Nuñez Convergence
Column 248 Tim Nolan At the Choral Concert
Column 247 Ben Vogt Grandpa Vogt’s—1959
Column 246 Trish Crapo Back Then
Column 245 Susie Patlove Poor Patriarch
Column 244 George Bilgere Night Flight
Column 243 Marie Sheppard Williams Everybody
Column 242 Kathy Mangan The Whistle
Column 241 Elizabeth Klise von Zerneck Like Coins, November
Column 240 Philip Memmer The Paleontologist’s Blind Date
Column 239 David Lee Garrison Bach in the DC Subway
Column 238 Bruce Guernsey Yam
Column 237 Dore Kiesselbach Aubade
Column 236 Cecilia Woloch The Pick
Column 235 David Bottoms My Father’s Left Hand
Column 234 Michelle Bennett Western
Column 233 Diane Glancy Indian Summer
Column 232 Thomas R. Smith Baby Wrens’ Voices
Column 231 Sue Ellen Thompson Helping My Daughter Move into Her First Apartment
Column 230 Ron Koertge First Grade
Column 229 Mark Vinz Cautionary Tales
Column 228 Cecilia Woloch My Mother’s Pillow
Column 227 Jane Hirshfield Green-Striped Melons
Column 226 Ronald Wallace Sustenance
Column 225 Margaret Kaufman Photo, Brownie Troop, St. Louis, 1949
Column 224 Jean Nordhaus I Was Always Leaving
Column 223 Alexandra Teague Language Lessons
Column 222 Coleman Barks Glad
Column 221 Todd Boss This Morning in a Morning Voice
Column 220 Joseph Stroud Night in Day
Column 219 Deborah Warren Marginalia
Column 218 Marie Howe Hurry
Column 217 Kevin Griffith Spinning
Column 216 Judy Loest Faith
Column 215 David Wojahn Walking to School, 1964
Column 214 Susan Browne On Our Eleventh Anniversary
Column 213 Bill Holm Earbud
Column 212 Regan Huff Occurrence on Washburn Avenue
Column 211 Anne Marie Macari From the Plane
Column 210 Joseph O. Legaspi At the Bridal Shop
Column 209 Miller Williams Going Deaf
Column 208 Gerald Fleming Long Marriage
Column 207 Sebastian Matthews Barbershop Quartet, East Village Grille
Column 206 Matthew Vetter Wild Flowers
Column 205 George Bilgere Corned Beef and Cabbage
Column 204 Cecilia Woloch Anniversary
Column 203 Charles Harper Webb The Animals are Leaving
Column 202 David Wagoner The Cherry Tree
Column 201 Don Welch At 14
Column 200 Chris Forhan What My Father Left Behind
Column 199 Anne Pierson Wiese Inscrutable Twist
Column 198 Zozan Hawez Self-Portrait
Column 197 Cornelius Eady A Small Moment
Column 196 José Angel Araguz Gloves
Column 195 Conrad Hilberry Christmas Night
Column 194 Russell Libby Applied Geometry
Column 193 Robert Haight How Is It That the Snow
Column 192 Pat Mora Fences
Column 191 Robert Wrigley Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin
Column 190 Minnie Bruce Pratt Cutting Hair
Column 189 Gary Dop On Swearing
Column 188 Dick Allen The Accompanist
Column 187 Dan Lechay Ghost Villanelle
Column 186 James Lenfestey Daughter
Column 185 Robert Hedin The Old Liberators
Column 184 John Maloney After Work
Column 183 Judith Harris Gathering Leaves in Grade School
Column 182 Kaelum Poulson The Crow
Column 181 Stuart Kestenbaum Prayer for the Dead
Column 180 Emmett Tenorio Melendez My name came from . . .
Column 179 D. Nurkse Bushwick: Latex Flat
Column 178 Gary Dop Father, Child, Water
Column 177 Kristen Tracy Rain at the Zoo
Column 176 Frank Steele Sunflower
Column 175 Berwyn Moore Driving to Camp Lend-A-Hand
Column 174 Joelle Biele To Katharine: At Fourteen Months
Column 173 Patrick Phillips Piano
Column 172 Veronica Patterson Marry Me
Column 171 Ann Struthers Planting the Sand Cherry
Column 170 Samuel Green Night Dive
Column 169 Rick Campbell Heart
Column 168 Mary-Sherman Willis The Laughter of Women
Column 167 Sharmila Voorakkara For the Tattooed Man
Column 166 R. S. Gwynn Fried Beauty
Column 165 Robert Bly Seeing the Eclipse in Maine
Column 164 Ellen Bass Dead Butterfly
Column 163 Max Mendelsohn Ode to Marbles
Column 162 Richard Hoffman Summer Job
Column 161 Jonathan Holden Car Showroom
Column 160 Steven Orlen Three Teenage Girls: 1956
Column 159 Allan Peterson The Inevitable
Column 158 Frank Steele Part of a Legacy
Column 157 Judith Harris In Your Absence
Column 156 David Tucker Today’s News
Column 155 Marianne Boruch Hospital
Column 154 Yusef Komunyakaa Yellowjackets
Column 153 Trish Dugger Spare Parts
Column 152 Carrie Shipers Medical History
Column 151 Steven Huff Safe
Column 150 Ed Ochester What the Frost Casts Up
Column 149 Linda Pastan The Quarrel
Column 148 Lee McCarthy Santa Paula
Column 147 William Kloefkorn "I stand alone at the foot "
Column 146 Marvin Bell Veterans of the Seventies
Column 145 Rynn Williams Insomnia
Column 144 Jackson Wheeler How Good Fortune Surprises Us
Column 143 Steven Orlen In the House of the Voice of Maria Callas
Column 142 Linda Gregg Elegance
Column 141 Thomas R. Smith Trust
Column 140 Steven Schneider Chanukah Lights Tonight
Column 139 Bruce Guernsey The Lady and the Tramp
Column 138 Deborah Cummins At a Certain Age
Column 137 Jessy Randall Superhero Pregnant Woman
Column 136 Todd Davis Sleep
Column 135 Ruth Moose The Crossing
Column 134 Kathleen Flenniken Old Woman With Protea Flowers, Kahalui Airport
Column 133 David Baker Afterwards
Column 132 Peter Pereira The Garden Buddha
Column 131 Jean Nordhaus A Dandelion for My Mother
Column 130 Anne Pierson Wiese Columbus Park
Column 129 Betty Adcock Louisiana Line
Column 128 Regina DeSalva Snip Your Hair
Column 127 Marianne Boruch Nest
Column 126 Karin Gottshall The Raspberry Room
Column 125 Barry Goldensohn Subway
Column 124 Patrick Phillips Matinee
Column 123 Joshua Weiner Found Letter
Column 122 Wesley McNair Hymn to the Comb-Over
Column 121 Mike White Wind
Column 120 Kim Noriega Heaven, 1963
Column 119 Joseph Stanton Banana Trees
Column 118 Warren Woessner Alberto
Column 117 Nancy Botkin Geometry
Column 116 Roy Jacobstein Safari, Rift Valley
Column 115 Jeffrey Harrison Visitation
Column 114 Robert West Echo
Column 113 Freya Manfred Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle
Column 112 Elizabeth Hobbs Slow Dancing on the Highway:the Trip North
Column 111 Felecia Caton Garcia Drought
Column 110 Juliana Gray Summer Downpour on Campus
Column 109 Sue Ellen Thompson Wallpapering
Column 108 Kay Ryan Houdini
Column 107 Naomi Shihab Nye Supple Cord
Column 106 Judith Kitchen Catching the Moles
Column 105 Ruth Moose Laundry
Column 104 Marjorie Saiser Where They Lived
Column 103 Rick Snyder How Are You Doing?
Column 102 Jane Whitledge Morel Mushrooms
Column 101 Cynthia Rylant Wax Lips
Column 100 Wesley McNair The One I Think of Now
Column 099 Sharon Chmielarz New Water
Column 098 Robert Wrigley Kissing a Horse
Column 097 Mary Jo Salter Somebody Else’s Baby
Column 096 Andrea Hollander For Weeks After the Funeral
Column 095 John Haines Young Man
Column 094 Floyd Skloot Silent Music
Column 093 Tatiana Ziglar Common Janthina
Column 092 Linda Parsons Marion Home Fire
Column 091 Mark Vinz Driving Through
Column 090 Bill Holm Bread Soup: An Old Icelandic Recipe
Column 089 Sue Ellen Thompson No Children, No Pets
Column 088 Christopher Chambers My Father Holds the Door for Yoko Ono
Column 087 Tania Rochelle Raking
Column 086 Linda Pastan The Birds
Column 085 Lisel Mueller In November
Column 084 Connie Wanek Amaryllis
Column 083 Dale Ritterbusch Green Tea
Column 082 Jeff Vande Zande Clean
Column 081 Tess Gallagher Under Stars
Column 080 James McKean Elegy for an Old Boxer
Column 079 Alex Phillips Work Shy
Column 078 Bruce Guernsey Moss
Column 077 Li-Young Lee Early in the Morning
Column 076 Jeff Daniel Marion Reunion
Column 075 Lita Hooper Love Worn
Column 074 David Mason In the Mushroom Summer
Column 073 Roy Scheele Planting a Dogwood
Column 072 Jan Beatty My Father Teaches Me to Dream
Column 071 Albert Garcia August Morning
Column 069 Marsha Truman Cooper Ironing After Midnight
Column 068 Wendell Berry They Sit Together on the Porch
Column 067 Catherine Barnett Family Reunion
Column 066 Marie Howe The Copper Beech
Column 065 Keith Althaus Homecoming
Column 064 Lola Haskins Grandmother Speaks of the Old Country
Column 063 David Tucker The Dancer
Column 062 James McKean Bindweed
Column 061 Leslie Monsour The Education of a Poet
Column 060 Julia Kasdorf What I Learned From My Mother
Column 059 Amy Fleury At Twenty-Eight
Column 058 Pat Schneider There Is Another Way
Column 057 Richard Newman Coins
Column 056 Don Welch At the Edge of Town
Column 055 Jo McDougall What We Need
Column 054 Ruth L. Schwartz Tangerine
Column 053 Peter Pereira A Pot of Red Lentils
Column 052 Connie Wanek Radiator
Column 051 Jim Harrison Marching
Column 050 Grace Bauer Against Lawn
Column 049 Rodney Torreson On A Moonstruck Gravel Road
Column 048 Walter McDonald Some Boys are Born to Wander
Column 047 Robert Morgan Holy Cussing
Column 046 Robert King Geology
Column 045 Anne Caston Sunday Brunch at the Old Country Buffet
Column 044 David Baker Mongrel Heart
Column 043 Lola Haskins To Play Pianissimo
Column 042 David Bengtson What Calls Us
Column 041 Diane Thiel Family Album
Column 040 Alberto Ríos A Yellow Leaf
Column 039 Nancy McCleery December Notes
Column 038 Leslie Monsour Fifteen
Column 037 Shirley Buettner The Wind Chimes
Column 036 Judith Slater In The Black Rock Tavern
Column 035 J. Lorraine Brown Tintype on the Pond, 1925
Column 034 Jim Daniels Dim
Column 033 Katy Giebenhain Glucose Self-Monitoring
Column 032 Kurt Brown Road Report
Column 031 Gloria g. Murray In My Mother’s House
Column 030 Naomi Shihab Nye Boy and Egg
Column 029 Debra Nystrom Cliff Swallows-Missouri Breaks
Column 028 Ron Rash Speckled Trout
Column 027 Angela Shaw Children in a Field
Column 026 Claudia Emerson Stable
Column 025 Rodney Torreson The Bethlehem Nursing Home
Column 024 Martin Walls Cicadas at the End of Summer
Column 023 Edwin Gladding Burrows Camping Out
Column 022 Jean L. Connor Of Some Renown
Column 021 Karin Gottshall The Ashes
Column 020 Jane Hirshfield The Woodpecker Keeps Returning
Column 019 Shirley Buettner Discovered
Column 018 Dan Gerber The Rain Poured Down
Column 016 Lisel Mueller Love Like Salt
Column 015 Janet McCann The Woman Who Collects Noah's Arks
Column 014 Georgiana Cohen Old Woman in a Housecoat
Column 013 Kevin Griffith Turning Forty
Column 012 Andrei Guruianu Grandfather
Column 011 David Wagoner Peacock Display
Column 010 Marge Piercy More Than Enough
Column 009 James Doyle The City's Oldest Known Survivor of the Great War
Column 008 Karma Larsen Moonflowers
Column 007 Leonard E. Nathan The Potato Eaters
Column 006 Barton Sutter Sober Song
Column 005 David Baker Neighbors in October
Column 004 Ruth Stone Another Feeling
Column 003 Marnie Walsh Bessie Dreaming Bear
Column 002 Jonathan Greene At the Grave
Column 001 David Allan Evans Neighbors