Displaying episodes 551 through 531
September 30, 2012 | 4:00 am
Luck by Charles Bukowski
we were young
machine. . .
it was a most
September 29, 2012 | 4:00 am
Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost
"Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons"...
September 28, 2012 | 4:00 am
Autumn Frost by Boris Pasternak
"The morning sun shows like a pillar
Of fire through smoke on frosty days.
As on a faulty snap, it cannot
Make out my features in the haze"...
September 27, 2012 | 4:00 am
The Wilderness by Kathleen Raine
"I came too late to the hills: they were swept bare
Winters before I was born of song and story,
Of spell or speech with power of oracle or invocation"...
September 26, 2012 | 4:00 am
The Donkey by G. K. Chesterton
"When forests walked and fishes flew
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood,
Then, surely, I was born"...
September 25, 2012 | 4:00 am
Come Home! by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
"When wintry winds are no more heard,
And joy's in every bosom,
When summer sings in every bird,
And shines in every blossom"...
September 24, 2012 | 4:00 am
The Watcher by Rudyard Kipling
"Put forth to watch, unschooled, alone, 'Twixt hostile earth and sky; The mottled lizard 'neath the stone Is wiser here than I"...
The Frightened Man
September 23, 2012 | 4:00 am
The Frightened Man by Louise Bogan
"In fear of the rich mouth
I kissed the thin,--
Even that was a trap
To snare me in"...
A Red, Red Rose
September 22, 2012 | 4:00 am
A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
"O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune"...
September 21, 2012 | 4:00 am
Sub Mare by Ezra Pound
"It is, and is not, I am sane enough,
Since you have come this place has hovered round me,
This fabrication built of autumn roses,
Then there's a goldish colour, different"...
September 20, 2012 | 4:00 am
A Blockhead by Amy Lowell
"Before me lies a mass of shapeless days,
Unseparated atoms, and I must
Sort them apart and live them. Sifted dust"...
into the strenuous briefness
September 19, 2012 | 4:00 am
into the strenuous briefness by E. E. Cummings
"into the strenuous briefness
handorgans and April
If recollecting were forgetting
September 18, 2012 | 4:00 am
If recollecting were forgetting by Emily Dickinson
"If recollecting were forgetting,
Then I remember not.
And if forgetting, recollecting,
How near I had forgot.
And if to miss, were merry,
And to mourn, were gay,
How very blithe the fingers
That gathered this, Today!"
For Whom The Bell Tolls
September 17, 2012 | 4:00 am
For Whom The Bell Tolls by John Donne
"No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main"...
September 16, 2012 | 4:00 am
In Mind by Denise Levertov
"There's in my mind a woman of innocence, unadorned but fair-featured and smelling of apples or grass..."
A Drinking Song
September 15, 2012 | 4:00 am
A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats
"Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh."
From a Survivor
September 14, 2012 | 4:00 am
From a Survivor by Adrienne Rich
"The pact that we made was the ordinary pact of men & women in those days I don't know who we thought we were that our personalities could resist the failures of the race"...
House On A Cliff
September 13, 2012 | 4:00 am
House On A Cliff by Louis MacNeice
"Indoors the tang of a tiny oil lamp. Outdoors
The winking signal on the waste of sea.
Indoors the sound of the wind. Outdoors the wind.
Indoors the locked heart and the lost key"...
Wash of Cold River
September 12, 2012 | 4:00 am
Wash of Cold River by Hilda Doolittle
"Wash of cold river
in a glacial land,
chill, snow-ribbed sand"...
September 11, 2012 | 4:00 am
Sheep by Robert Francis
"From where I stand the sheep stand still
As stones against the stony hill.
The stones are gray
And so are they"...