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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 Gaffe

By C. K. Williams

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If that someone who’s me yet not me yet who judges me is always with me,    . . .

Garden

By H. D.

I

You are clear . . .

Ghazal

By Agha Shahid Ali

I’ll do what I must if I’m bold in real time.   
A refugee, I’ll be paroled in real time.
. . .

The Gift

By Li-Young Lee

To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade. . . .

Girl Sleuth

By Brenda Hillman

A brenda is missing—where is she?
Summon the seeds & weeds, the desert whooshes. Phone the finch
with the crowded beak;   a little pretenda . . .

Gitanjali 35

By Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
   Where knowledge is free;
   Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; . . .

Give All to Love

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Friends, kindred, days, . . .

Glass

By A. R. Ammons

The song
sparrow puts all his
saying . . .

The Glories of Our Blood and State

By James Shirley

The glories of our blood and state
     Are shadows, not substantial things;
There is no armour against Fate; . . .

God’s Secretary

By R. S. Gwynn

Her e-mail inbox always overflows.   
Her outbox doesn’t get much use at all.   
She puts on hold the umpteen-billionth call    . . .

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