A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I stopped writing a poem a day
on working days
stopped working
started working
stopped sleeping
looking at screens before bed
in bed
reading articles on the internet tells me this is bad for sleep

gained entrance to an archive
started working
(“all large work seems fatally full of weakness & vulgarity (I mean my own)”)
started reading
skimming skipping screening
“Here is Ariadne in a nice little frock—Why have’nt I always written in English to you? This is me—and almost for the first time.”
This is her.

These are love letters!

A love telegram!
“Toute mon ame avec vous” Stop

the differences between aimer and lover

“we must be united a great deal closer & better than now”

Is it requited?

I had to leave Paris.

(Back in Cambridge. The spin cycle is on. “I am able to enjoy only writing down stray thoughts in my note book. […] I can sew them together taut bien que mal. But that is not real form.”)


  1. thank God you are back in Cambridge so we could have this!


  2. Dear Poetic Friends: or poetry writers:

    How do you do?

    It has been a while without running poets rally for free verse, today, when we celebrate Thursday Poets Rally 5th year anniversary, we invite you, a poet who blog and support poetry, to participate,

    To join our rally, or submit one or two poems to our poetry prompt,
    Click on the link below:


    Happy Rally….
    Thank you in advance!