1/23/2022 – 1/30/2022 Weekly Poem – At Thomas Merton’s Grave – by Spencer Reece

At Thomas Merton’s Graveby Spencer Reece We can never be with loss too long.Behind the warped door that sticks,the wood thrush calls to the monks,pausing upon the stone crucifix,singing: “I am marvelous alone!”Thrash, thrash goes the hayfield:rows of marrow and … Continue reading 1/23/2022 – 1/30/2022 Weekly Poem – At Thomas Merton’s Grave – by Spencer Reece

1/16/2022 – 1/23/2022 Weekly Poem – From A Gas Station Outside Providence – By Mike Doughty (Audio)

From A Gas Station Outside Providence – by Mike Doughty This kiss, unfinished, lips to receiver in the parking lot,a pucker shot through a fiber optic wireto an answering machinetoward switchboards and stations transmittingin blips to satellites, this kissthrown earthward … Continue reading 1/16/2022 – 1/23/2022 Weekly Poem – From A Gas Station Outside Providence – By Mike Doughty (Audio)

1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

The Shield of Achilles W. H. Auden – 1907-1973 She looked over his shoulder       For vines and olive trees,    Marble well-governed cities       And ships upon untamed seas,    But there on the shining metal       His hands had put instead    An artificial wilderness       And a sky like lead. A plain … Continue reading 1/09/2022 – 1/16/2022 Weekly Poem – The Shield of Achilles – by W.H. Auden

1/02/2022 – 1/09/2022 Weekly Poem – A January Night – by Thomas Hardy

A January Nightby Thomas Hardy The rain smites more and more,The east wind snarls and sneezes;Through the joints of the quivering doorThe water wheezes. Poems of the Week for The Monarch Writers.com are chosen by our resident poet Jennifer Patino … Continue reading 1/02/2022 – 1/09/2022 Weekly Poem – A January Night – by Thomas Hardy

12/05/2021 – 12/12/2021 Weekly Poem – I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone – By Rainer Maria Rilke

“I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone”By: Rainer Maria RilkeTranslated by: Annemarie S. Kidder I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone    enoughto truly consecrate the hour.I am much too small in … Continue reading 12/05/2021 – 12/12/2021 Weekly Poem – I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone – By Rainer Maria Rilke

11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

Here’s an Ocean Tale By Kwoya Fagin Maples My brother still bites his nails to the quick,but lately he’s been allowing them to grow.So much hurt is forgotten with the horizonas backdrop. It comes down to simple math. The beach … Continue reading 11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples