DPF/Ryan

For the give and take between reality and dreams. In this poem, she is a mime, and it is an imagined glass. #amazonlink to The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (p.54). 


from "How Successful Can She Afford to Be?" / by Kay Ryan 


Would she be glad
if it left a ring,
if she could 
add to the manifest,
passing a thing
out of the dream?




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DPF/Hass

For something other than darkness. #amazonlink to The Best American Poetry 1997 / Editor: James Tate; Series Editor: David Lehman https://amzn.to/3NSgs1g


from "Interrupted Meditation" / by Robert Hass 


I'm a little ashamed that I want to end this poem
singing, but I want to end this poem singing --




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DPF/Berryman

For rain and wishing for the kind that doesn't flood, but calms. #amazonlink to John Berryman Collected Poems 1937-1971 https://amzn.to/3uz0hz3


from "Meditation" / by John Berryman


...summer rain
Filling the morning falls about the house. 




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DPF/Tate

For Marys everywhere. #amazonlink for The Eternal Ones of the Dream: Selected Poems 1990-2010 https://amzn.to/3xYR2sU. 


from "Negative Employee Situation" / by James Tate


The Huntingtons had a live-in maid
by the name of Mary. Mary was very religious
and prayed a good deal of the time. In fact,
as the years went by Mary pretty much ceased
working altogether and prayed all of the time. 
Mrs. Huntington cooked for her and cleaned her 
room as well as the rest of the house. Mr.
Huntington would never rebuke Mary because
he believed her prayers benefited the whole
household....




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DPF/Harman

For the love of MTM/Mary Tyler Moore/Mary Richards and her writers' perfect chronicling of one female, single and hard-working associate news producer in Minneapolis' 1970-1977. In case you missed it, here's your #amazonlink: (DVD's/of course, I own these) https://amzn.to/3I07XzJ or (single episode or seasons) https://amzn.to/3yqswSQ


from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Third Episode" / by Michele Pizarro Harman


...Daughter to the black box, become
an invention. Melt out the edges of your own signed and numbered print. 


with many thanks to:
the Antioch Review, Winter 1988, Volume 56, Number 1
https://antiochcollege.edu/antioch-review/about/

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DPF / Wilbur

For autumn, from poetryfoundation.org . 
from The Beautiful Changes / by Richard Wilbur

The beautiful changes as a forest is changed

By a chameleon’s tuning his skin to it;   

As a mantis, arranged 

On a green leaf, grows 

Into it, makes the leaf leafier, and proves   

Any greenness is deeper than anyone knows. 

DPF / Strand

​PIA: from June 2016.

For wishes, and for a beloved poet much missed, from poetryfoundation.org.

from The Minister of Culture Gets His Wish / by Mark Strand

The Minister of Culture goes home after a grueling day at the office. He lies on his bed and tries to think of nothing, but nothing happens or, more precisely, does not happen.

DPF / Wright

PIA: from June 19, 2016. 

For Ohio, from a fellow Ohioan, and from poetryfoundation.org.

from Youth / by James Wright

I know his ghost will drift home 
To the Ohio River, and sit down, alone, 
Whittling a root. 
He will say nothing. 
The waters flow past, older, younger   
Than he is, or I am.