Poem of the Week

Yesterday as I was driving home from work, I heard Garrison Keillor’s daily “Writer’s Almanac,” and when he read the poem for the day, I almost had to pull over for the tears in my eyes.

It’s a beauty.

I need to listen to this little program every day from now on.

What are your favorite poems? Give us the title and author… and a link to the text if you can find it.

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4 responses to “Poem of the Week”

  1. I am not a connoisseur of poetry, but those that I love, I love passionately.

    Dylan Thomas’s Fern Hill.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins’s The Windhover and God’s Grandeur and most everything he did.

    Jeffrey, you might be particularly interested in the work of Margaret Avison, one of Canada’s foremost poets (if not the foremost) and an example of a Christian engaging culture.

  2. I actually podcast The Writer’s Almanac – it’s so short that you can catch up in a hurry, while you’re brushing your teeth or whatever!

    My favorite poem, right now, is “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front”, by Wendell Berry. I have the text stashed away here.