Spring for Poetry Posters in Takoma Park
2007-2017

Poet Poem Date First Posted
Virginia Adair God to the Serpent 2008
Adonis A Tree 2012
Marjorie Agosin Disappeared Woman 2008
Claribel Alegria Time of Love 2012
Dick Allen You May Leave a Memory 2013
Sherman Alexie Evolution 2012
Abd al-Rahman A Palm Tree 2016
Julia Alvarez The Way It Sounds 2011
Yehuda Amichai Letter of Recommendation 2009
Eugene de Andrade Words 2013
Eugene de Andrade Urgently 2015
Jaime de Angulo Coyote Shaman Songs 2007
Nancy Arbuthnot Diamond Lullaby 2013
S.V. Atalla Visiting the West Bank 2009
Margaret Atwood Habitation 2010
W.H. Auden Musée des Beaux Arts 2015
Delmira Augustini Explosion 2011
Rose Ausländer My Nightingale 2013
Aztec Poem Face and Heart / In Ixtli in Yollotl 2012
 
Karla Baez I Seek Women 2017
Beth Baker Ladies of Sherman Avenue 2014
Amiri Baraka
(Leroi Jones)
Ka'Ba & Monday in B-Flat 2014
Ellen Bass Reincarnation 2015
Ray Young Bear From Four Songs to Life 2007
Virginia Bell The Things We Find 2013
Hilaire Belloc The Frog 2013
Mario Bendetti Pastime/Pasatiempo 2013
John Berryman Dream Song #14 2008
Anne Alexander Bingham It Is Enough 2014
Elizabeth Bishop One Art 2008
Elizabeth Bishop Sandpiper 2013
Elizabeth Bishop View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress 2016
William Blake The Tyger 2014
Robert Bly Loon's Cry 2009
Robert Bly Wanting Sumptuous Heaven 2011
Pied Bonnet A Matter of Statistics 2015
Todd Boss My Dog Has No Nose 2014
David Bottoms Under the Vulture Tree 2017
Bertolt Brecht To Eat of Meat Joyously 2014
Bertolt Brecht The Burning of Books 2016
Kwesi Brew Ancestral Voices 2013
Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool 2008
Gwendolyn Brooks The Crazy Woman 2013
Sterling Brown Tin Roof Blues 2008
Sterling Brown from Ma Rainey 2009
Dennis Brutus Still the Sirens 2010
Lord Byron &
Bertoldt Brecht
Man is a Carnivorous Production
To Eat of Meat Joyously
2014
 
Tirso Canales City of San Salvador 2016
Brenda Cardenas Zacuanpapalotls 2013
Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky 2011
Grace Cavalieri Tomato Pies, 25 Cents 2015
Helen Chasin The Word Plum 2013
Rosa Chavez We, Stones, Were Branded by Hot Iron 2016
Sandra Cisneros Tango for the Broom 2011
Sandra Cisneros Heart
My Love Hobo
2013
Amy Clampitt Vacant Lot with Pokeweed 2008
John Clare I Am 2017
Lucille Clifton Good Times 2007
Lucille Clifton Miss Rosie 2007
Lucille Clifton Good Times 2008
Lucille Clifton homage to my hair / homage to my hips 2011
Lucille Clifton My mama moved among the days
Oh antic god
2014
Elizabeth Coatsworth Swift Things Are Beautiful 2007
Wanda Coleman They will Not Be Poets 2017
Billy Collins The Blues 2010
Billy Collins Introduction to Poetry 2012
Billy Collins Liu Yung 2016
Jean Connor Returning 2007
Justine Cook Love Limulus Polyphemus 2012
Wendy Cope Engineer's Corner 2010
Gregory Corso The Mad Yak 2008
Sor Juanna Inès
  de las Cruz
Feast of the Assumption / Maitines de la Asunciòn 2012
Countee Cullin Yet Do I Marvel 2012
E.E. Cummings Chansons Innocentes: I 2007
e.e. cummings i carry your heart with me 2014
 
Roque Dalton Like You / Como Tu 2009
Ann Darr Gather My Wings 2008
Mahmoud Darwish Here the Birds' Journey Ends 2009
Kamala Das My Grandmother's House 2011
Toi Derricotte Black Boys Play the Classics 2007
Toi Derricott Black Boys Play the Classics 2015
Natalie Diaz Reservation Grass 2014
Emily Dickinson I'm Nobody ; I Shall Keep Singing 2007
Emily Dickinson There Came a Wind
Like a Bugle
2008
Emily Dickinson The Train 2009
Emily Dickinson Morning 2011
Emily Dickinson Snake 2010
Emily Dickinson Fame is a fickle food 2013
Emily Dickinson Wild Nights & This Is My Letter 2016
Melvin Dixon After Prayers at Twilight 2008
Rita Dove Fox Trot Fridays 2007
Rita Dove Sic Itur ad Astra 2011
Mykhailo Draj-Khmara Swans 2015
Bob Dylan from A Hard Rain's A'Gonna Fall 2017
 
Russell Edison The Pilot, The Fall 2009
Eytan Eytan The Wind Grinds 2015
 
Edward Field The Lost, Dancing 2008
Roland Flint Skin 2007
Roland Flint Earthworm 2009
Carolyn Forché The Visitor 2008
Carolyn Forché San Onofre, California 2010
Robert Frost Minor Bird, Dust of Snow 2009
Robert Frost Design & Never Again Would Birds Song Be the Same 2014
Robert Frost Neither Out Far, Nor In Deep 2017
Gloria Fuertes I'm Only a Woman 2010
Alice Fulton Fierce Girls Playing Hopskotch 2007
 
Brendan Galvin Crows 2010
Amy Gerstler In Perpetual Spring 2014
Muhammad Ibn Ghali Serene Evening 2011
Jack Gilbert Horses at Midnight 2014
Nikki Giovanni Knoxville, Tennessee 2010
Zinaida Gippius Spiders 2013
Louise Glück The Evening Star 2016
Barbara Goldberg Teeth 2017
Ray Gonzalez They Call the Mountain Carlos 2016
George Gordon (Lord Byron) Man is a Carniverous Production
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Anonymous
We'll Go No More A-Roving
The Lover in Winter Plaineth for the Spring
2015
George Gospodinov My Mother Reads Poetry 2015
Barbara Guest On the Way to Dumbarton Oaks 2013
 
Hafez The Faithful Lover 2015
John Haines If the Owl Calls and
Prayer to the Snowy Owl
2010
John Haines The Cauliflower 2013
Judah Halevi My Heart Is in the East 2016
Thomas Hardy The Man he Killed 2015
Hafez The Faithful Lover 2015
Joy Harjo Eagle Poem 2009
Joy Harjo Ah, Ah 2017
Jana Harris This New Life, Abigail Petit, 1890 2009
Judith Harris My Mother's Unveiling and
My Daughter Going to a Dance
2008
Kaylin Haught God Says Yes to Me 2008
Kaylin Haught God says Yes to Me 2010
Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays 2007
Robert Hayden Frederick Douglass 2013
Seamus Heaney Oysters 2014
Robert Hedin This Morning I Could Do a Thousand Things 2015
Miguel Hernandez Your Heart - It Is a Frozen Orange 2008
Robert Herrick Cherry-ripe 2013
Nazim Hikmet Angina Pectoris 2017
Edward Hirsch Fast Break 2012
Felice Holman Who Am I? 2007
Gerald Manley Hopkins Pied Beauty 2013
Langston Hughes Mother to Son 2007
Langston Hughes In Time of Silver Rain 2008
Langston Hughes I, Too, Sing America 2011
 
Juana de Ibarbourou The Waves / Las Olas 2012
Juana de Ibarbourou Woman 2014
David Ignatow The Bagel 2008
 
Norberto James Tree 2011
Alice Jones The Foot 2012
Jordan Jones The Zen Baker 2012
Fady Joudah Mimesis 2016
 
Kabir Brother, I've Seen Some 2017
Jackie Kay Egusi Soup 2012
Imai Kentaro Dewdrop 2009
Jane Kenyon Man Sleeping 2011
Robert King Embedding the Cancer Port 2016
Galway Kinnell from Memories of My Father 2010
Rudyard Kipling from Epitaphs of War 2010
Etheridge Knight It Was a Funky Deal 2010
Etheridge Knight To Dinah Washington 2014
Kenneth Koch Variations on a Theme 2007
Yusef Komunyakaa Facing It 2012
Ted Kooser The Wild Plums in Blossom 2014
Rachel Korn A New Dress & Everything Forlorn 2017
Marta Kornblith The Books of the Dead 2017
Stanley Kunitz Hornworm: Summer Reverie 2010
Karla Kuskin Write about a Radish 2011
 
Joan Larkin Want 2013
Philip Larkin Trees 2010
Philip Larkin The Card-Players 2014
Paul Laroque Little Girl at Hopskotch 2010
D.H. Lawrence Humming-Bird 2009
D.H. Lawrence Whatever Man Makes 2011
Li-Young Lee A Story 2007
Li-Young Lee From Blossoms 2010
Merrill Leffler Roscoe Magnus 2008
Merrill Leffler Take Hold 2017
Giacomo Leopardi The Calm after the Storm 2012
Primo Levi The Glacier / Almanac 2011
J. Patrick Lewis The Frog 2013
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim Learning to Love America 2017
Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address 2011
Vachel Lindsay The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky 2011
Lou Lipsitz The Igloo 2014
Timothy Liu An Evening Train 2011
David Livewell Custodians 2016
 
Antonio Machado The Wind One Brilliant Day 2007
Elaine Maggerell The Joy of Cooking 2017
Osip Mandelstam The Sea-Shell 2011
Frank Matuk Long Before and Shortly After 2013
Bernadette Mayer Sardines 2014
Campbell McGrath Releasing the Sherpas 2017
Claude McKay America 2011
Claude McKay Yet Do I Marvel 2012
Claude McKay Harlem Shadows 2016
W.S. Merwin The Animals & Utterance 2012
W.S. Merwin The Night Plums 2014
Edna St. Vincent Millay Afternoon on a Hill 2007
Edna St. Vincent Millay Travel 2011
Czeslaw Milosz A Confession & Gift 2012
Miyoshi Miromichi Alien Fishing 2009
Gabriela Mistral Rocking My Child 2011
Gabriela Mistral Richess & Riguera 2016
Marianne Moore A Jelly-fish & Oh to Be a Dragon & Poetry 2014
Lisel Mueller What the Dog Perhaps Hears 2008
Lisel Mueller Things 2014
 
Ogdan Nash The Eel 2013
Pablo Neruda Ode to Salt 2007
Pablo Neruda from Ode to a Pair of Socks 2010
Aimee Nezhukumatathil Two Egg
Florida
2013
Jean Nordhaus Memo from the Border
Memo from the Broken World
2017
Harold Norse The Business of Poetry 2014
Naomi Shihab Nye Shoulders 2007
Naomi Shihab Nye My Grandmother in the Stars 2010
Naomi Shihab Nye Traveling Onion 2010
Naomi Shihab Nye Making a Fist 2013
 
Susan Okie Slippery 2016
Mary Oliver That Summer Day 2015
Frank O'Hara Why I Am Not a Painter 2012
Simon Ortiz Blind Curse 2017
 
Grace Paley The Poet's Occasional Alternative 2008
Grace Paley Here 2010
H.C. Palmer Crow Speaks 2011
Alicia Partnoy Song of the Exiled / Cancíon de la exiliada 2009
Elise Paschen Birth Day; From the Wishing Bone Cycle, Cree Indian Song 2012
Linda Pastan The Dogwoods 2007
Thomas Love Peacock Fish Feast 2013
Jack Pretlutsky Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face 2017
 
Abd al-Rahman A Palm Tree 2016
Flavien Ranaivo Humped Ox 2009
Adrienne Rich Mother-Right 2011
Rainer Maria Rilke A Woman Going Blind 2012
Rainer Maria Rilke The Panther 2014
Arthur Rimbaud Sensation 2011
Theodore Roethke The Waking 2008
Theodore Roethke My Papa's Waltz 2009
Theodore Roethke In a Dark Time 2014
Muriel Rukeyser Rune 2007
Muriel Rukeyser Myth 2008
Rumi Where Everything Is Music 2012
Rumi Three by Rumi 2014
Kay Ryan Sharks Teeth & Flamingo 2015
 
Carl Sandburg Nocturn Cabbage 2013
Joe Salerno No Wife, No Kids, No Work 2009
Sappho At Noontime 2011
May Sarton The Fig 2013
May Sarton All Souls 2013
Philip Schultz Laughter 2010
Léopold Sédar Senghor Totem 2009
Ntozake Shange i live in music 2015
Ravi Shankar Buzzards 2017
Elena Shvarts Night Bath 2016
Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends 2007
Charles Simic Stone 2008
Charles Simic Watermelons 2013
Charles Simic In the Library 2014
Maurya Simon Vermeer's Women 2009
Louis Simpson Frogs 2015
Myra Sklarew Poem of the Mother 2008
Ann Slayton Ghost Dancers 2015
Stevie Smith The Heavenly City 2013
Gary Snyder For All 2008
Gary Snyder Hay for the Horses 2011
Mary Ellen Solt Forsythia 2008
Gary Soto Saturday at the Canal 2010
Jean Sprackland Hands 2009
William Stafford Notice What This Poem is Not Doing 2007
William Stafford Traveling Through the Dark 2011
Ruth Stone How Aunt Maud Took to Being a Woman 2009
Ruth Stone Rising 2010
Alfonsia Stormi Ancestral Burden/Peso Ancestral 2008
Mark Strand The End 2015
Brian Swann Peel 2016
Witslawa Szymborska In Praise of My Sister 2010
Wislawa Szymborska Seem From Above 2017
 
Herman Taube I Am a Dandelion 2008
Alfred Lord Tennyson The Eagle 2010
Tryfon Tolides Almond Tree 2010
Natasha Trethewey Housekeeping 2007
 
Gina Valdez Where You From? 2009
César Vallejo The Distant Footsteps 2007
César Vallejo Black Stone on Top of a White Stone 2010
Luisa Villani Watching the Mayan Women 2008
Ellen Bryant Voight Cow 2013
 
David Wagoner Loons Mating 2009
David Wagoner Lost 2013
Derek Walcott Love After Love 2007
Alice Walker Women 2009
Derek Walcott Smell 2009
Derek Walcott Sea Canes 2012
Franz Werfel Parent Song 2008
E. B. White Spider 2013
Ruth Whitman A Spider on My Poem 2016
Walt Whitman from Song of Myself 2008
Walt Whitman A Noiseless Patient Spider and
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
2010
Reed Whittemore Spring, etc 2007
Reed Whittemore The High School Band
and Hesiod
2008
William Carlos Williams This Is Just to Say 2007
William Carlos Williams Danse Russe and The Act 2008
William Carlos Williams Smell 2009
William Carlos Williams Danse Russe 2012
Christian Wiman Let Us Remember 2014
William Wordsworth My Heart Leaps Up and
The World Is Too Much with Us
2010
William Wordsworth Daffodils 2012
Valarie Worth Rocks 2014
Charles Wright Outtakes Sestets 2013
James Wright My Grandmother's Ghost 2009
James Wright A Blessing 2007
Judith Wright Woman to Child 2009
 
John Yau Confessions of a Recycled Shopping Bag 2017
William Butler Yeats Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop 2013
Yevgeny Yevtushenko Memento 2013
Jane Yolen Earth Day 2015
Al Young Aunt 2013
Choi Young-Mi In a Subway 2014
Liu Yung On a High Tower 2016
 
Adam Zagajewiski Try to Praise the Mutilated World 2015
Paul Zimmer Work 2008