THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

“A poet’s work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.” Salman Rushdie This just in from: POETS MEET POLITICS 2019 INTERNATIONAL OPEN POETRY COMPETITION Dear Poets! There are just three weeks until our Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 deadline of April 22nd. ENTER HERE We invite entries, worldwide, for poems on… Read More

April Rain Song Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the gutter. The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night— And I love the rain. – Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) [recommended] Another collection,… Read More