DPF/Beaumont

For happy National Poetry Month, from The Doll Collection, edited by Diane Lockward.

from Dream Doll in the Making / by Marie Beaumont

She named here Serendipity-do.
She became a continuously floating thing.
A fishbowl notoriety followed her everywhere.
Against the elements, she fared well.

DPF / Logan

Dear Poetry Followers, here’s a fragment from a new book published just this month; it’s from one of our favorite Floridians, and from the book, Rift of Light.

from Complaint / by William Logan

If there are dream houses,
are there undreamed houses

full of the things we desire
or only those we deserve?

DPF / Greenbaum

For our lived-in house renovation, from poets.org; the diy part is not as easy as it looked on paper!

from Regardless of Disaster / by Jessica Greenbaum

Only through a disaster or a renovation
does the entire brick side of a house come down
and in this case the workmen threw stoves and refrigerators
out the windows, letting them bounce
off the fire escapes into the little Brooklyn yard.

DPF / Collins

For a favorite poem from poets.org.

from To My Favorite 17-Year-Old-High-School Girl / by Billy Collins

A few centuries later, when he was your age,

Franz Schubert was doing the dishes for his family,

but that did not keep him from composing two symphonies, four operas and two complete masses as a youngster.

But of course, that was in Austria at the height of Romantic lyricism