The Daily Poem
Ted Kooser's "Abandoned Farmhouse"
Today's poem is from the great Ted Kooser, and its called "Abandoned Farmhouse."
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Bryana Joy's "Kabul Airport"
Bryana Joy is a writer, poet, and full-time artist who believes in the subtle power of Story to challenge and change us. In 2018, she launched theLetters From The Sea Tower, a handmade monthly subscription letter full of watercolor sketches, paintings, and snippets of glory from the Great Books. Her poetry has appeared in over two dozen literary magazines, includingBeloit Poetry Journal,Chestnut Review, andBlue Earth Review. In her shop, she offers original watercolor paintings, travel sketches, poetry workshops, poetry subscriptions, poetry feedback, and illustrated literary fine art prints. Bryana takes delight in Celtic art, snail mail, thunderstorms, loose-leaf tea, green countrysides, and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. She has lived in Turkey, East Texas, and England, and currently resides in Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband. You can follow her work onInstagram,Twitter, andFacebook.
Sir Walter Scott's "Lochinvar"
Sir Walter Scott, 1st BaronetFRSEFSAScot(15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature andScottish literature. Famous titles include the novelsIvanhoe,Rob Roy,Waverley,Old Mortality(orThe Tale of Old Mortality),The Heart of Mid-LothianandThe Bride of Lammermoor, and the narrative poemsThe Lady of the LakeandMarmion.Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation asClerk of SessionandSheriff-DeputeofSelkirkshire.A prominent member of theToryestablishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of theHighland Society, served a long term as president of theRoyal Society of Edinburgh(1820–1832) and was a vice president of theSociety of Antiquaries of Scotland(1827–1829).Bio via Wikipedia
William Carlos Williams' "A Coronal"
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