The Daily Poem
Billy Collins' "The Names"
Today's poem is Billy Collins' "The Names"--a poem written in honor of those who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
U.A. Fanthorpe's "The Sheepdog"
Ursula Askham Fanthorpe,CBE,FRSL(22 July 1929 – 28 April 2009) was an English poet, who published asU. A. Fanthorpe. Her poetry comments mainly on social issues.Bio via Wikipedia
Elinor Wylie's "Velvet Shoes"
Elinor Morton Wylie(September 7, 1885 – December 16, 1928) was an Americanpoetand novelist popular in the 1920s and 1930s. "She was famous during her life almost as much for her ethereal beauty and personality as for her melodious, sensuous poetry."Bio via Wikipedia
William Carlos Williams' "The Gift"
William Carlos Williams(September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, writer, and physician closely associated withmodernismandimagism.In addition to his writing, Williams had a long career as a physician practicing bothpediatricsand general medicine. He was affiliated with Passaic General Hospital, where he served as the hospital's chief of pediatrics from 1924 until his death. The hospital, which is now known asSt. Mary's General Hospital, paid tribute to Williams with a memorial plaque that states "We walk the wards that Williams walked".Bio via Wikipedia