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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2014-2015 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

The Doubt of Future Foes

By Queen Elizabeth I

The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy,
And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy;
For falsehood now doth flow, and subjects’ faith doth ebb, . . .

Dover Beach

By Matthew Arnold

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light . . .

Dream Song 14

By John Berryman

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.   
After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns,   
we ourselves flash and yearn, . . .

Dreamers

By Siegfried Sassoon

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land,
Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows.   
In the great hour of destiny they stand, . . .

Dressing My Daughters

By Mark Jarman

One girl a full head taller
Than the other—into their Sunday dresses.
First, the slip, hardly a piece of fabric, . . .

Driving in Oklahoma

By Carter Revard

On humming rubber along this white concrete,
lighthearted between the gravities
of source and destination like a man . . .

Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River

By Robert Bly

I
I am driving; it is dusk; Minnesota.
The stubble field catches the last growth of sun.    . . .

Drowning in Wheat

By John Kinsella

They’d been warned
on every farm
that playing . . .

Duende

By Tracy K. Smith

1.
 
The earth is dry and they live wanting. . . .

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