Sunday, May 27, 2007

DPP9

THE DAILY POEM PROJECT, WEEK NINE

Here are the poems to vote for in week nine of my Daily Poem Project (the poems on Poetry Daily from Monday, May 21, to Sunday, May 27):

57. Posthumous Man, by David Baker
58. The Well at the Broch of Gurness, by Kathleen Jamie
59. Ablution, by Rachel Rose
60. A Stone Should Mark the Place, by Regan Good
61. Dialing While Intoxicated, by John Hennessy
62. 33rd & Kirkham, by C. Dale Young
63. This Morning, by Sarah Sawyer

The Rules:

You can send your vote to me by email or as a comment on the blog. If you want to vote by commenting but do not want your vote to appear on the blog, you just have to say so in your comment (I moderate all comments). In any case, I will not post the comments until after the final vote is in (secret ballot). You may vote by the title, the author's name, or the number of the poem in the list above. Please make a final decision and vote for only one poem (although it is always interesting to see people's lists). Please VOTE BY THURSDAY, MAY 31!

If you want to receive an email announcing the results, send me your email address with your vote (if you have a public blogger profile, I can usually find it).

Abstaining: If you read the poems but decide that there is no poem that you want to vote for, I would be interested to know that you decided to abstain.

Week 8 results are here. Week 7 results are here. The results of the first six weeks are summarized in the post about the week 6 results.

5 comments:

Donald Brown said...

I can't be dismissive like last week. This is all good stuff. All that careful, even, finely tuned verse that poetry in our time is best at. Which is a way of saying I'm not bowled over by great lyrical moments. The best for that is perhaps #60 by Regan Good, but lifting from Shakespeare (Lady M to her hubby: 'what's done cannot be undone") is a little suspect, to me. "The natural law is wearing winter's face" appeals to me though, and the poem is spooky. It's also suggestive where others are too deliberate, so it almost got my vote. Of the others: #57 Baker, my initial impression is that it's too long and doesn't fully orchestrate all its parts, so that I'm not convinced by all of it. Don't like the Keats part much, for instance. #59, Rose indicates to me the limits of the Poetry Daily enterprise: it's so concentrated I want to read it on paper. It seems unsuited to online poetry, for me. A very good narrative poem. #61, Hennessey, fun, but he's Irish and so of course his diction is interesting, but the subject matter doesn't seem all that striking; #62, Young, very nice, elegant, but seems already too familiar. My vote goes to #58, "The Well at the Broch of Gurness" by Kathleen Jamie which is evocative and elusive and lyrical in a way that appeals to me, mostly.

Bruce Loebrich said...

Here's my ranked list (my favorite is at the top):

60. A Stone Should Mark the Place, by Regan Good
57. Posthumous Man, by David Baker
62. 33rd & Kirkham, by C. Dale Young
59. Ablution, by Rachel Rose
63. This Morning, by Sarah Sawyer
61. Dialing While Intoxicated, by John Hennessy
58. The Well at the Broch of Gurness, by Kathleen Jamie

SarahJane said...

I thought this was a particularly good week. Couple of strong contenders here, but without wavering I vote for Regan Good. cheers

Felix said...

My vote goes to C. Dale Young. "33rd & Kirkham" is, I suppose, an Alba poem. Alba is the dawn which unfaithful lovers dread. But the lovers in Young's poem are not necessarily unfaithful; they may simply not find room for the love, except at night, and in poetry itself.

Anonymous said...

Top 3 are in an almost dead heat (to my ear).

#1: 33rd & Kirkham .... by C. Dale Young

#2: Ablution .... by Rachel Rose

#3: A Stone Should Mark the Place
.... by Regan Good

Next 2 are also almost-a-tie.

#4: The Well at the Broch of Gurness
.... by Kathleen Jamie

#5: Dialing While Intoxicated
.... by John Hennessy

Last 2 "lost" me in one or more ways.

#6: This Morning .... by Sarah Sawyer

#7: Posthumous Man .... by David Baker

-- dhsh