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The Ftrain Anthology of Poetry, 2002-2003

Being a collection of favorite poems collected from strangers, upon my request.

The poems in this anthology were sent in by readers of Ftrain.com in response to Please Send Me Your Favorite Poem.

I'm putting them up in the order they were received, posting them on occasion. There are about 80 or 90, but the count is not final.

1
At the Slackening of the Tide
By Wright, James
“Today I saw a woman wrapped in rags.”
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
2
Bath
By Sandburg, Carl
From Chicago Poems, 1916. “A MAN saw the whole world as a grinning skull and cross-bones.”
Thursday, March 21, 2002
3
Mysteries
By Walker, Alice
Your eyes are widely opened flowers.
Friday, March 22, 2002
4
The Guy In The Glass
By Wimbrow, Dale
From 1934. “When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf...”
Monday, March 25, 2002
5
Tracks
By Kooser, Ted
From Valentine's Day, 1997. “Using a cobbler's shoe last...”
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
6
“How like the sound” and “Dear Girls”
Two poems, submitted by Natalie Schulhofer.
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
2 sections.
7
Dust of Snow
By Robert Frost
“The way a crow/Shook down on me”
Friday, March 29, 2002
8
Estuans Interius (Burning Inside)
By Orff, Carl
From Carmina Burana. “Burning inside/with violent anger...”
Monday, April 1, 2002
9
In Place Of A Curse
By Ciardi, John
“At the next vacancy for God, if I am elected...”
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
10
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
By Robert Herrick
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may...
Monday, April 29, 2002
11
Reflection on the Fallibility of Nemesis
By Nash, Ogden
He who is ridden by a conscience...
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
12
Two Poems from Weston Cann
By WestonCann
Two poems from cummings, and some links, and a narrative about the value of poetry.
Saturday, June 29, 2002
3 sections.
13
The Wanderer
By Platonov, Andre
In the world are distant roads...
Friday, August 30, 2002
14
Lullaby
By Auden, W.H.
Lay Your Sleeping head, my love...
Saturday, August 31, 2002
15
How much happens in a day
By Neruda, Pablo
In the course of a day we shall meet one another....
Sunday, September 1, 2002
16
The Kendall Clark Sub-Anthology of Poetry
By Clark, Kendall
Kendall says: “I could never choose one, so here are a few. (Actually, 8.)”
Thursday, September 5, 2002
10 sections.
17
You Were Wearing
By Koch, Kenneth
You were wearing your Edgar Allan Poe printed cotton blouse...
Thursday, December 12, 2002
18
The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
By Berry, Wendell
Love the quick profit, the annual raise...
Sunday, March 2, 2003
19
Two from Juliet
The Mother of God, and Leda and the Swan
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
2 sections.
20
Where Babies Come From
By Tate, James
Many are from the Maldives...
Monday, April 21, 2003
21
Steps
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
22
The Rampage
Wednesday, December 10, 2003


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