1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

The Shield of Achilles W. H. Auden - 1907-1973 She looked over his shoulder       For vines and olive trees,    Marble well-governed cities       And ships upon untamed seas,    But there on the shining metal       His hands had put instead    An artificial wilderness       And a sky like lead. A plain without a feature, bare and brown,   No blade of grass, no sign of neighborhood,Nothing to eat... Continue Reading →

10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

[Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses]by Antonella Anedda Published in the Paris Review - Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019) Pindar says the poet must guard the apples of the Muses like a dragon, but I grew up among Christians,I pierced my dragon side by scraping off the scalesthe way I clean... Continue Reading →

10/24/2021 – 10/31/2021 Weekly Poem – Vanilla Boy – by Tadeusz Dabrowski

Vanilla Boyby Tadeusz Dabrowski Published in The Paris ReviewIssue no. 219 (Winter 2016) Sadomasochistic rain in Leipzig. It slaps the sidewalks.It sticks its fingers down their drains. It relieves itselfin the city center, then washes away the evidence, so thaton Monday the boss won’t notice anything. But the boss is no better, he beats his... Continue Reading →

9/26/2021-10/3/2021 – Weekly Poem: Address to Venus BY LUCRETIUS

Delight of Human kind, and Gods above;Parent of Rome; Propitious Queen of Love;Whose vital pow’r, Air, Earth, and Sea supplies;And breeds what e’r is born beneath the rowling Skies:For every kind, by thy prolifique might,   Springs, and beholds the Regions of the light:Thee, Goddess thee, the clouds and tempests fear,And at thy pleasing presence disappear:For thee... Continue Reading →

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