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

11/14/2021 – 11/21/2021 Weekly Poem – Love Letter Written In a Burning Building – by Anne Sexton

Love Letter Written In A Burning Buildingby Anne Sexton I am in a crate, the crate that was ours,full of white shirts and salad greens,the icebox knocking at our delectable knocks,and I wore movies in my eyes,and you wore eggs … Continue reading 11/14/2021 – 11/21/2021 Weekly Poem – Love Letter Written In a Burning Building – by Anne Sexton

10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo

Poems for Monarch Writers poem of the week are chosen by Monarch Writers Member and Poet Jennifer Patino. Read her work at http://www.thistlethoughts.com/ You can’t begin just anywhere. It’s a wreck.                   … Continue reading 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo