The Daily Poem
Robert Hass' "Meditation at Lagunitas"
Robert L. Hass(born March 1, 1941) is an American poet. He served asPoet Laureate of the United Statesfrom 1995 to 1997.He won the 2007National Book Awardand shared the 2008Pulitzer Prizefor the collectionTime and Materials: Poems 1997–2005.In 2014 he was awarded theWallace Stevens Awardfrom theAcademy of American Poets. - Bio via Wikipedia
Grace Schulman's "Because"
Grace Schulman(born Grace Jan Waldman, 1935, New York City) is an Americanpoet. She received the 2016Frost Medalfor Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, awarded by thePoetry Society of America. In 2019, she was inducted as member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. - Bio via Wikipedia
Charlotte Mew's "I So Liked Spring"
Charlotte Mary Mew(15 November 1869 – 24 March 1928) was an English poet whose work spans the eras ofVictorianpoetry andModernism. - Bio via Wikipedia.
Laurie Lee's "April Rise"
Laurence Edward Alan"Laurie"Lee,MBE(26 June 1914 – 13 May 1997) was an Englishpoet,novelistand screenwriter, who was brought up in the small village ofSladinGloucestershire.His most notable work is the autobiographical trilogyCider with Rosie(1959),As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning(1969), andA Moment of War(1991). The first volume recounts his childhood in the Slad Valley. The second deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit toSpainin 1935, and the third with his return to Spain in December 1937 to join theRepublicanInternational Brigades.Bio via Wikipedia.
Rhina Espaillat's "Things That Go"
Rhina Polonia Espaillat(born January 20, 1932,La vega,Dominican Republic)is a bilingualDominican-Americanpoet and translator who is affiliated with theliterary movementknown asNew FormalisminAmerican poetry. She has published eleven collections of poetry. She is known for writing poetry that captures the beauty of the mundane and the routine. - Bio via Wikipedia.
A.E. Housman's "Smooth Between Sea and Land"
Alfred Edward Housman(/ˈhaʊsmən/; 26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known asA. E. Housman, was an Englishclassical scholarand poet. His cycle of poems,A Shropshire Ladwistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside.Their simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly toEdwardiantaste, and to many early 20th-century English composers both before and after theFirst World War. Through their song-settings, the poems became closely associated with that era, and withShropshireitself. - bio via Wikipedia.
From "The Dream of the Rood"
TheDream of the Roodis one of the Christian poems in the corpus ofOld English literatureand an example of the genre ofdreampoetry. Like mostOld Englishpoetry, it is written inalliterative verse.Roodis from the Old English wordrōd'pole', or more specifically 'crucifix'. Preserved in the 10th-centuryVercelli Book, the poem may be as old as the 8th-centuryRuthwell Cross, and is considered as one of the oldest works ofOld English literature.-From Wikipedia: