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ABLEEGUMOOCH, Rabbit. "The Poetry of Ordinary Time."  
ACHEBE, Chinua. "Mother in a Refugee Camp."  
ADCOCK, Betty. "January."
AKHMATOVA, Anna. "Everything is Plundered, Betrayed, Sold."   
ALEXANDER, Elizabeth. "Praise Song for the Day."
ALIESAN, Jody. "Winter Solstice."   
ALVAREZ, Nina.  "If You Could Be Soft."
AMMONS, A. R. "Still," "Eyesight."
AMICHAI, Yehuda. "The Place Where We Are Right."  
ANDRADE, Carlos Drummond de. "In the Middle of the Road."  
ANGELOU, Maya. "A Brave and Startling Truth."   
ANNUCCI, Marilyn. "D."   
ANONYMOUS. "Samurai Song, 14th Century."
ARNOLD, Craig. "Meditation on a Grapefruit," "Very Large Moth."  
ATWOOD, Margaret. "The Moment." 
AULD, Susan B. "Practicing the Art of Zen," "Radishes."   
AYOT, William. "Anyone Can Sing."  
BACA, Jimmy Santiago. "This Day," "I Am Offering This Poem."   
BAGGETT, Rebecca. "Testimony."    
BALISLE, Mike. Untitled ["In moonlight"].    
BALLA, Camille A. "Breaking Through."
BAKER, David. "Heaven."   
BARBER, David. "Corn Maze."  
BARROWS, Anita. "Lessons from Darkness."  
BASS, Ellen.  
BERRY, James. "Benediction."    
BERRY, Wendell.  
BLANCO, Richard. "One Today."
BLIUMIS-DUNN, Sally. "Mianus River Gorge."  
BLY, Robert.  
BOLAND, Eavan. "This Moment."  
BOOTH, Philip. "How to See Deer," "Talk about Walking," "So."
BOSS, Todd. "This Morning in a Morning Voice,"  
BRADY, Richard. "This Freedom."  
BRANTINGHAM, John. "Putting in a Window."
BRECHT, Bertolt. "Everything Changes."  
BROUGHTON, James.  
BROWN, Jim. "Summer Solstice 2006."   
BROWN, Judy Sorum. "Wooden Boats," "Fire," "Trough."
BROWNE, Susan. "Buddha's Dogs."
BROWNING, Leah. "Any Day Now."  
BUDBILL, David. 
BUKOWSKI, Charles. "a song with no end," "the laughing heart."
CADWALLADER-STAUB, Julie. "Blackbirds," "Midlife." 
CAEIRO, Alberto (Fernando Pessoa). "The Herdsman," "Discontinuous Poems."  
CANNON, Moya. "Introductions."   
CARLEY, Burton D. "September Meditation."  
CARLSEN, Ionna. "Over and Over Tune." 
CARLSON, Elizabeth. "Imperfection." 
CARLSON, Patricia Campbell. "Vessel." 
CARPATHIOS, Neil. "No More Same Old Silly Love Songs."
CARROLL, Abigail. "In Gratitude." 
CARRUTH, Hayden. "Ecstasy."   
CARTER, Jared. "Cutting Glass," "Geodes." 
CARVER, Raymond. "At Least," "Happiness," "The Cobweb," "Late Fragment."   
CAVAFY, C. P. "Ithaka."   
CHANT, Osage. "Planting Chant."  
CHAPPELL, Grace Hughes. "Build Your House."  
CHIVERS, Mary. "Late August."   
CLIFTON, Lucille. "Blessing the Boats." 
COCKRELL, Doug. "Quiet Counsel."
COHEN, Andrea. "Cherries."
COLLINS, Billy. 
COOLIDGE, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey). "New Every Morning."  
COPE, Michael. "Tea Ceremony."   
COPE, Wendy. "New Season."   
CORDING, Robert. "Peregrine Falcon, New York City."   
CORWIN, Nina. "What Morning Looks Like."    
CRANE, Stephen. "XXXV [A Man Saw a Ball of Gold in the Sky]." 
CRAPSEY, Adelaide. "November Night."   
CREELEY, Robert. "Place to Be."   
CROOKER, Barbara.  
CUMMINGS, e.e. "Seeker of Truth," "let it go—the," "i am a little church."   
DADELSEN, Jean-Paul de. "Exercise for the Evening."   
D'ALESSIO, Alice. "Left Behind."   
DAVIS, Todd. "The Sound of Sunlight."  
DED, Lal. Untitled ["I Was Passionate"].   
DETHLEFSEN, Bruce. "1950."    
DENNIS, Carl. "String Quartet," "Still Life."
DICKINSON, Emily. 
DIERKING, Kirsten. "In the Produce Aisle," "Sailing on Lake Superior."  
DIOP, Birago. "Sighs."   
DOBYNS, Stephen. "Waking."  
DOLAN, Liz Rose. "The Healer."  
DOLCH, Jessie. "The Priest Writes His Desire." 
DONALDSON, Julia. "I Opened a Book."    
DORFF, Francis, O. Praem. "Lightening the Load." 
DOSHI, Toshani. "The Immigrant's Song."    
DOTY, Mark. "Golden Retrievals."   
DOVE, Rita. "Testimonial," "Dawn Revisited," "Flirtation." 
DUFFY, Carol Ann. "Prayer."   
DUNN, Stephen. "Choosing to Think of It," "The Sacred," "Sweetness."     
ECKHART, Meister. "Love Does That."    
ELIOT, T. S. Excerpt from The Cocktail Party.   
EMRE, Yunus. Untitled ["A Single Word Can Brighten the Face"].  
ERDRICH, Louise.  
ERICKSON, Terri Kirby. "Thread Count."
EVANS, David Allan. "Turning 70," "Waking Up."
EVERWINE, Peter. "Rain."  
FEHRENBACHER, Julia. "What I've Learned from the Dark," "Hold Out Your Hand." 
FELDMAN, Irving. "How Wonderful."  
FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence. 
  • "# 46," "Recipe for Happiness in Khabarovsk or Anyplace."   
FIELD, Edward. "A Journey."   
FLEURY, Amy. "Ablution."
FLYNN, John. "New Work."   
FLYNN, Rachel Contreni. "The Yellow Bowl."
FOLEY, Laura Davies. "The Offering," "The Giving Tree," "Sophie."    
FOOTE, Robert S. "An Interruption."   
FORHAN, Chris. "Joy."  
FOX, John. "When Someone Deeply Listens to You."  
FRANCIS, Robert. "Summons." 
FRIEND, Robert. "The Last Year." 
FROST, Robert. "A Time to Talk," "October." 
GALLAGHER, Tess.  
GARCIA, Albert. "Ice," "August Morning."
GARCIA, Arnoldo. "A Meditation on Breath."
GENTRY, Jane. "On a Perfect Day."    
GERBER, Dan. "Advice."   
GIOIA, Dana. "California Hills in August," "Entrance," "Words."   
GIOVANNI, Nikki. "Winter Poem."   
GLASSMEYER, Susan. "I Tell You."
GLENDAY, John. "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul."  
GLÜCK, Louise. "Twilight."
GONZÁLEZ, Rafael Jesús. "Grace."  
GRAY, Mary. "When I Am Wise."   
GREENFIELD, Eloise. "In the Land of Words."   
GREGG, Cindy. "Monday," "Thoughtful Voyeur: Woman and Cantaloupe."
GREGG, Linda. "Being," "A Dark Thing Inside the Day."  
GROSSMAN, Dorothea. "I Have to Tell You."
HAALAND, Tami. "A Colander of Barley." 
HAFIZ. "The Sun in Drag," "Today."   
HALL, Sidney, Jr. "Something about the Wind."  
HALLIDAY, Mark. "Summer Planning."   
HAMMAD, Suheir. "talisman."   
HANH, Thich Nhat. "For Warmth," "The Good News," "Walking Meditation."     
HANZLICEK, C. G. "Mystery."    
HARDIE, Kerry.
"What's Left."

HARJO, Joy. "Eagle Poem," "Perhaps the World Ends Here." 
HARNDEN, Philip. "Peter Matthiessen on Crystal Mountain." 
HARRISON, Jeffrey. "Enough." "Interval,"    
HARRISON, Jim.  
HARRISON, Leslie. "Tea."    
HART, Kevin. "Snow," "The Gift."   
HARTLEY, Mark. "Be Still."    
HAUGE, Olav. "This Is the Dream."  
HEANEY, Seamus. "Had I Not Been Awake."   
HENNEN, Tom. "In the Late Season," "The Life of a Day," "Report from the West."    
HENNING, Dianna MacKinnon. "Set Free."    
HERON, Judith. "Into this foggy morning comes a song."  
HESSE, Hermann. "Sometimes."   
HIGGINS, Anne. "Cherry Tomatoes," "Tribute Poem."  
HILBERT, Donna. "Gravity." 
HIRSCH, Edward. "The Widening Sky," "Wild Gratitude." 
HIRSHFIELD, Jane. 
HOAGLAND, Tony. "The Word."
HOFF, Benjamin. "Piglet's Song." 
HOGAN, Linda. "Rapture."   
HORACE. "Ode I. 11."   
HOSTETLER, Sheri. "Instructions."  
HOUSTON, Nancyrose. "The Letter from Home."    
HOWE, Marie. "Annunciation," "What the Living Do," "The Moment."   
HUBBELL, James. "Cathedral."  
HUDGINS, Andrew. "The Yellow Steeple."
IANNONE, Don. "Losing Myself Inside a Japanese Wood Poppy." 
IBN ARABI, Muhyiddin. "There Was a Time."  
IGNATOW, David. "Above Everything."
JACCOTTET, Philippe. "Distances." 
JACOBSEN, Josephine. "you can take it with you." 
JACOBSEN, Rolf. "Fireflies."  
JARMAN, Mark. "Coyotes," "After Disappointment."   
JENKINS, Louis. "Diner."
JENSON, Ivan. "Hearing Things." 
JERVE, Janet. "Now." 
JIMÉNEZ, Juan Ramón. "Oceans," "I Am Not I."     
JOHNSON, Kate Knapp. "Seeing, In Three Pieces."   
JONES, Richard. "The Spoon."   
JONG, Erica. "You Are There."
JOUDAH, Fady. "Mimesis."  
JUEDS, Kasey. "Claim." 
KABIR. "07" ["Hiding in this cage"], Untitled ["The Guest is inside you"].    
KAGAWA, Toyohiko. "A Prayer."  
KAVANAUGH, James. "I Laugh and Cry with the Same Eyes." 
KENYON, Jane. "Man Eating," "Peonies at Dusk," "Happiness."   
KESTENBAUM, Stuart. "In Praise of Hands," "Psalm."  
KINGSOLVER, Barbara. "Hope; An Owner's Manual."  
KINNELL, Galway. "Saint Francis and the Sow," "Prayer."  
KLOEFKORN, William.  
KOMUNYAKAA, Yusef. "Facing It."
KOOSER, Ted.  
KORT, Ellen. "Advice to Beginners," "Walking on Water." 
KRAUSHAAR, Mark. "What the Dead Know."   
KRYSL, Marilyn. "Saying Things," "Summer Solstice, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka." 
LANGTON, LeeAnne McIlroy. "The Tree of Knowledge."  
LAO TZU. "47" ["There is no need to run outside"].  
LAUX, Dorianne. "For the Sake of Strangers," "Dust," "Morning Song," "Break."     
LAWLESS, Gary. "Treat Each Bear," "When the Animals."   
LAWRENCE, D. H. "Escape," "Maximus."  
LEE, Li-Young. 
LE GUIN, Ursula. "Initiation Song from the Finders Lodge."  
LEVERTOV, Denise.  
LEVINE, Arlene Gay. "Here Is the Road."
LEVINE, Philip. "Our Valley," "What Work Is." 
LEVINE, Stephen. 
LEVITT, Peter. Untitled ["Where you are going"].  
LEWIS, Janet Loxley. "The Wonder of the World." 
LEWIS, J. Patrick. "Make the Earth Your Companion."  
LEWIS, Robert Arthur. "The Painter."  
LIIV, Juhan. "Leaves Fell."  
LOHMANN, Jeanne.  
LORCA, FEDERICO GARCÍA. "The Silence."    
LUKAS, Krista. "Morning."   
LUTERMAN, Alison. 
    MACCAIG, Norman. "Small boy."  
    MACHADO, Antonio. "Walking."  
    MACNEICE, Louis. "Snow."  
    MADISON, Tamara. "Sequoia Sempervirens," "The Way Sunshine Smells."     
    MAJ, Bronislaw. "An August Afternoon."  
    MANDELSTAM, Osip. "A Body Was Given to Me."   
    MANFRED, Freya. "Green Pear Tree in September."   
    MARGOLIS, Gary. "Consider Yourself."  
    MARKOVA, Dawna. Untitled ["I Will Not Die an Unlived Life"].  
    MARTIN, Lynn. "Under the Walnut Tree." 
    MASEFIELD, John. "Tewkesbury Road."   
    MASTERS, Edgar Lee. "111. Ernest Hyde."   
    MAYER, Peter. "Holy Now." 
    MCENTYRE, Marilyn. "What to Do in the Darkness," "Biology: Course Review."     
    MCHENRY, Kristen. "In Defense of Gentleness."   
    MCHUGH, Heather. "The Size of Spokane."
    MCKAY, Linda Back. "On the Meaning of." 
    MEAD, Jane. "The Geese."   
    MENASHE, Samuel. "Here Now," "Now," "Rue."  
    MERRIAM, Eve. "Reply to the Question: `How Can You Become a Poet?'"   
    MERRILL, Christopher. "A Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball."  
    MERTON, Thomas. "In Silence."   
    MERWIN, W. S. 
    MEYERS, Susan. "Mother, Washing Dishes."  
    MILLAY, Edna St. Vincent. "Afternoon on a Hill."   
    MILLER, Betty. "Norimaki Sushi." 
    MILLER, Carolyn. "A Warm Summer in San Francisco."  
    MILLER, Jane. "Ecstasy." 
    MILLS, Joseph Robert. 
    MILOSZ, Czeslaw. "Love," "This Only," "Faith."   
    MISTRAL, Gabriela. "Dawn."  
    MITCHELL, Stephen. "Psalm 1," "The Baal Shem Tov."
    MNOOKIN, Wendy. "At Sea."  
    MOFFITT, John. "To Look at Anything."
    MOORE, Julie L.  "Innocence."   
    MOOSE, Ruth. "The Crossing," "Laundry." 
    MORGAN, Marlo. Untitled ["Forever Oneness"]. 
    MORLEY, Hilda. "New York Subway," "Sea-Map."    
    MÖRLING, Malena. "Happiness," "Visiting," "Gone." 
    MUELLER, Lisel. "Losing My Sight." 

    MUIR, Edwin. "In Love for Long."   
    MURRE, Ralph. "What Is Given," "The Light This Day."