Recently, we began a daily dip into poetry, sharing over Every Day Poems on Twitter. We invited you to experience the power of a single line by posting your favorite line from the day’s Every Day Poems, with the hashtag#dipintopoetry. Today, we’re sharing the top ten #dipintopoetry lines that were tweeted over the last month.
Is your favorite here? Tweet with us every morning, and don’t forget to add #dipintopoetry. We’ll be looking for your lines.
1. From Aspens, by Edward Thomas
The aspens at the cross-roads talk together
Of rain, until their last leaves fall from the top
2. From The Pumpkin, by John Greenleaf Whittier
And the sun of September melts down on his vines.
3. From Squirrels by Nathan Klug
like woodsmokebecoming tears;
4. From A Game of Henge, by Philip Gross
It’s your move.
5. From Mozart in E-flat Major, by Hsia Yü
I feel Monday’s well-shaven face
6. From View from the Train, by Glynn Young
left behind by the train
7. Also from View from the Train, by Glynn Young
A child, face pressed, watches
8. Another line from Squirrels by Nathan Klug
hunches that refuse
9. Here’s one more from A Game of Henge, by Philip Gross
Whichever way you turn
are doors. Choose.
10. From Insomnia, by Dana Gioia
the mortgaged walls shifting in discomfort,
and voices mounting in an endless drone
of small complaints like the sounds of a family
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