FIFTEEN POEMS I AM FOND OF

I can't think of a poignant or witty title. Just some poems that have struck a chord with me. For my records as much as yours.
  1. 1.
    Mad Girl's Love Song
    by Sylvia Plath. "I think I made you up inside my head." (http://allpoetry.com/Mad-Girl's-Love-Song)
  2. 2.
    The Quiet World
    by Jeffrey McDaniel. "In an effort to get people to look / into each other's eyes more / and also to appease the mutes / the government has decided / to allot each person exactly one hundred / and sixty-seven words, per day." (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/179259)
  3. 3.
    Slow Dance
    by Tim Seibles. "Sometimes I miss you / the way someone drowning / remembers the air." (https://placeinthestars.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/slow-dance-by-tim-seibles/)
  4. 4.
    The Nutritionist
    by Andrea Gibson. "You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfY4ePGIuMM / http://ohandreagibson.tumblr.com/nutritionist)
  5. 5.
    Infirmary Blues
    by Sylvia Plath. "And you say all right and turn your face away because you are going to cry." (http://aplathaday.tumblr.com/post/7274460089/infirmary-blues)
  6. 6.
    You Are Tired
    by E. E. Cummings. "You are tired / (I think) / Of the always puzzle of living and doing / And so am I." (http://caliban.lbl.gov/you_are_tired.html)
  7. 7.
    Variation on the Word Sleep
    by Margaret Atwood. "I would like to be the air / that inhabits you for a moment / only. I would like to be that unnoticed / and that necessary." (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/variation-word-sleep)
  8. 8.
    Late Fragment
    by Raymond Carver. "And did you get what / you wanted from this life, even so?" (http://allpoetry.com/Late-Fragment)
  9. 9.
    Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
  10. 10.
    Funeral Blues
    by W. H. Auden. "The stars are not wanted now; put out every one." (http://allpoetry.com/Funeral-Blues)
  11. 11.
    The Good News
    by Thich Nhat Hanh. "The latest good news / is that you can do it." (http://www.themindfulword.org/2007/poetry-good-news-hanh/)
  12. 12.
    The Obligation to Be Happy
    by Linda Pastan. "Only Midas himself / would understand." (http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poem/28998)
  13. 13.
    B (If I Should Have a Daughter)
    by Sarah Kay. "Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0snNB1yS3IE / http://ohsarahkay.tumblr.com/b)
  14. 14.
    East Coker (The Four Quartets)
    by T. S. Eliot. "I said to my soul: be still and wait without hope / For hope would be hope in the wrong thing." (http://www.coldbacon.com/poems/fq.html)
  15. 15.
    Trees
    by Mark Haddon. "Look at you. You're reading poetry." (https://readalittlepoetry.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/trees-by-mark-haddon/)