DPF / Woodson

For the day and for those missing it, from poetryfoundation.org.

from flag / by Jacqueline Woodson

and once offstage, we run free, sing
‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
far away from our families—knowing every word


DPF / Williams

For full circles and the sea, from Selected Poems.

from Flowers by the Sea / by William Carlos Williams

When over the flowery, sharp pasture’s
edge, unseen, the salt ocean

lifts its form–chicory and daisies
tied, released, seem hardly flowers alone

but color and the movement