The Daily Poem
Thomas Merton's "Elegy for the Monastery Barn"
Today's poem is Thomas Merton's "Elegy for the Monastery Barn." Thanks to Heidi White for filling in for David today.
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Donald Hall's "The Long Ranger"
Donald Hall, in fullDonald Andrew Hall, Jr., (born September 20, 1928, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.—died June 23, 2018, Wilmot, New Hampshire), American poet, essayist, and critic, whose poetic style moved from studied formalism to greater emphasis on personal expression. -- bio from Brittanica.com
T.S. Eliot's "La Figlia che Piange"
T.S. Eliot, in fullThomas Stearns Eliot, (born September 26, 1888, St. Louis,Missouri, U.S.—died January 4, 1965,London, England), American-English poet, playwright, literary critic, and editor, a leader of theModernistmovement inpoetryin such works asThe Waste Land(1922) andFour Quartets(1943). Eliot exercised a strong influence on Anglo-Americanculturefrom the 1920s until late in the century. His experiments indiction, style, and versification revitalized English poetry, and in a series of critical essays he shattered old orthodoxies and erected new ones. The publication ofFour Quartetsled to his recognition as the greatest living English poet and man of letters, and in 1948 he was awarded both theOrder of Meritand theNobel Prizefor Literature. -- Bio from Brittanica.com
Yvor Winters' "At the San Francisco Airport"
Yvor Winters, (born Oct. 17, 1900,Chicago, Ill., U.S.—died Jan. 25, 1968,Palo Alto, Calif.), was an American poet, critic, and teacher who held thatliteratureshould be evaluated for itsmoralandintellectualcontent as well as onaestheticgrounds. --Bio from Britannica.com