Nine Favorite Poems

Just for fun, and because I'm a lover of poetry, here are nine favorite poems in no particular order...

Ave Maria by Frank O'Hara (my favorite poet)
The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks about abortion
The Flurry by Sharon Olds about divorce
Nostalgia by Billy Collins (America's most popular poet)
First Miracle by A.E. Stallings about birth
Daystar by Rita Dove about motherhood
Finale by Pablo Neruda about death
Private Parts by Sarah Kay about first love
The Tyger by William Blake -- a classic

Image from Il Postino, found here

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