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Susan Mackervoy
I walk out from the tutorial. There are rooms with people reading, conversations. Mountainside, glimpsed through a window. I feel ancient, the oldest one here.
from the journal PN Review

What Sparks Poetry is a serialized feature in which we invite poets to explore experiences and ideas that spark new poems. In our first series, The Poems of Others, we invited our editors to pay homage to the poems that led them to write. The Poems of Others II is a reprise of that series, opening the invitation to twenty-four poets from among our readers.

Jason Schneiderman on W. H. Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts”
Photo: Jason Schneiderman
Ulalume González de León (translated from the Spanish by Terry Ehret, John Johnson, & Nancy J. Morales)
6:13         and all that’s left is time No, not time All that’s left are the goodbyes
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Sweet are the songs of envy and despair, which count the healthy strangers that we meet and mark the neighbors' illness mild and brief, the birds that go on nesting, the brilliant air.
Sasha Steensen
Sometimes it is ok to be afraid & necessary I have one hand with fear in it I hold it out toward the wilds
W.H. Auden
About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters: how well they understood Its human position

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