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ONLY poems listed here or in the current printed anthology are eligible for the 2013-2014 Poetry Out Loud competition. More information here.

I Know, I Remember, But How Can I Help You

By Hayden Carruth

The northern lights.         I wouldn’t have noticed them
    if the deer hadn’t told me
    a doe         her coat of pearls         her glowing hoofs . . .

I'm a Fool to Love You

By Cornelius Eady

Some folks will tell you the blues is a woman,
Some type of supernatural creature.
My mother would tell you, if she could, . . .

[I married]

By Lorine Niedecker

I married

in the world’s black night . . .

I Remember, I Remember

By Thomas Hood

I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun . . .

“I think I should have loved you presently”

By Edna St. Vincent Millay

I think I should have loved you presently,
And given in earnest words I flung in jest;
And lifted honest eyes for you to see, . . .

I, Too

By Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother. . . .

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

By William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd, . . .

Ice

By Gail Mazur

In the warming house, children lace their skates,   
bending, choked, over their thick jackets.
. . .

Ice Bound

By Walter Bargen

Sky’s gray sheet spreads icy rain.
Through the night we heard the branches cracking.
Now they bend with the bowed ache of apostrophes. . . .

Ice Child

By John Haines

Cold for so long, unable to speak,
yet your mouth seems framed
on a cry, or a stifled question. . . .