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The Sun Is In Love With Me what a morning, good morning burst of apricot, showering light drizzling glee, a child’s laughter if I had to live for just one day it would be this one, morning-glory nodding her bright-eyed blue head and i know, there’s no such thing no such thing as a death star there’s only life, over hill and field shining into windows, on warm grass Look! the daisies… Read More

We sit and talk, quietly, with long lapses of silence and I am aware of the stream that has no language, coursing beneath the quiet heaven of your eyes which has no speech ― William Carlos Williams, Paterson Notes: Opportunity Knocks replaces Sunday Announcements. Links to articles, events and news of interest to poets and writers are regularly published on The Poet by Day FaceBook Page.   You are welcome (encouraged) to share your… Read More

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose, Volume II: 1939-1948 CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks WEST BRANCH, a literary journal of Bucknell University, has an open call for submissions of poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. No submissions fees. Cash payment. Details HERE. THE MUNSTER LITERATURE CENTRE is open for unsolicited submissions of English poetry and… Read More

What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke You had that flower in you hand Ah, what then? Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Complete Poems MASTERS REVIEW ANTHOLOGY VIII is open for entries of fiction or nonfiction up to 7,000 words through March 31 for… Read More