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tags: Bill Murray, Poets House, NYC, NYC Life, Construction Workers, employment, I dwell in Possibility, Gathering Paradise, poem, poetry, poetry reading, Emily Dickinson, streaming video This is a beautiful video, showing the construction of NYC’s Poets House, along with a reading of several poems, including Emily Dickinson’s lovely poem, “I dwell in Possibility,” by actor…

The Peace of Wild Things

tags: Wood Duck, Aix sponsa, birds, poetry, The Peace of Wild Things, Wendell Berry Abstract. Male Wood Duck, Aix sponsa. Image: John Del Rio [larger view]. This has been a difficult and frightening week, and I admit I was especially terrified to learn that my bank failed and was seized by the SEC last night…

Snow, Aldo

tags: Snow, Aldo, Kate DiCamillo, poetry “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.” — Johann Wolfgang Goethe. I received so many poetry suggestions…

The Death of a Toad

tags: The Death of a Toad, Richard Wilbur, poetry “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.” — Johann Wolfgang Goethe. I received so…

tags: Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House, Billy Collins, poetry “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.” — Johann…

Dreamers

tags: Dreamers, Siegfried Sassoon, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). I found today’s poem after a reader on Reddit, Jack,…

The Sun

tags: The Sun, Mary Oliver, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day, every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). The image was kindly provided by my friend, Dave…

The Blue Bird

tags: The Blue Bird, Mary Coleridge, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day, every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). Male mountain bluebird, Sialia currucoides. This bird surprised…

I Sing of Olaf Glad and Big

tags: I Sing of Olaf Glad and Big, E. E. Cummings, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day, every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). Today’s poem was…

Three Questions

tags: Three Questions, Ralph Black, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day, every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). My poetry suggestions are starting to run dry, which…