Philip Larkin's simple and heartbreaking poem about how to take care of each other and look out for one another.
'We all age. We all die. We all should keep trying to rise to the sunlight. Saplings will learn from this determined climb.'
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Mother and Poet' is a lamentation of a mother's grief over losing her only two sons in battle.
Lori Rottenberg wrote her poem, Heresy, when her children were young and she was a stay-at-home mom.
Doing nothing might be one of the hardest challenges for a person. Barbara Kingsolver approaches the question with great humor.
Emma Wynn's poem inspired by a dawn meditation.
A long and beautifully indulgent poem that sketches the heart through an abundance of imagery that is strong, broken, dreamlike and prehistoric.
Vanessa Escobar: "I was always conflicted growing up. But I think in my resistance I missed some things. My grandmother wasn't just being a dutiful wife, she was showing her love."
A formidable description of epiphany: when the poet's world goes from a mundane waiting room to a radically altered sense of identity.
Amy-Sarah Marshall's poem 'Shelled' touches on feelings of loss and remembrance through a minimal and pared-down verse.