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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.

For My Daughter

By Weldon Kees

Looking into my daughter’s eyes I read   
Beneath the innocence of morning flesh   
Concealed, hintings of death she does not heed. . . .

For the young who want to

By Marge Piercy

Talent is what they say
you have after the novel
is published and favorably . . .

Fortuna

By Thomas Carlyle

The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
And the frost falls and the rain:
A weary heart went thankful to rest, . . .

Four Glimpses of Night

By Frank Marshall Davis

I

Eagerly . . .

Four Portraits of Fire

By Lorna Dee Cervantes

1
I find a strange knowledge of wind,
an open door in the mountain . . .

Friendship After Love

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

After the fierce midsummer all ablaze
    Has burned itself to ashes, and expires
    In the intensity of its own fires, . . .

From Blossoms

By Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy . . .

Full Moon

By Elinor Wylie

My bands of silk and miniver
Momently grew heavier;
The black gauze was beggarly thin; . . .

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