You Like Us! You Really Like Us!
We don't want to brag (okay, yeah, we do, actually), but we're thrilled with all the nice things people say about Your Daily Poem'. Our goal is simple: we want you to make poetry a part of your life. Why? Because poetry will make your life better: bad mood to good in sixty seconds. Seriously. If you had a bad experience with poetry early in life, we're sorry. (Too many people do; we wish we knew how to stop that!) But we guarantee you'll find poetry you'll enjoy on this site. Are you going to like all the poems featured on YDP? No. But if you read every single poem here and not ONE makes you happy you read it, let us know and we'll give you your money back. Oh, wait. You didn't give us any money. (Want to?)
The point is that if you declare you categorically hate poetry, you're missing out on something wonderful. But don't take our word for it; read what these folk have to say!
"I read each day's poem before the news. Life is a little brighter that way." – L.M.
"I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t wake up, reach for my phone, and from beneath the covers, read the poem you have posted for the day. Each poem, always unique, unexpected and welcome!" - D. P.
"I don't know of any other site with your kind of following . . . they are almost like a religious congregation whose faith is in poetry, and if they like the homily, they don't hesitate to shout, 'Amen!'" - D. M.
"Have I told you how much I like your site? Everything comprehensible without being corny. It's a rarity." - R. G.
"YDP and a cup of coffee begin my day." - D.H.
"Thanks for this . . . which is so much better than a daily vitamin and more beneficial." - J.W.
"You have real people reading poetry and responding to it! How wonderful!" - J. M.
"[On my] side of the world, Internet is not something one can get so easily and cheaply. But every time I can access the Net, the first thing I do is go to the Your Daily Poem website, and have my 'chocolate' for the day." - H. K.
"Your Daily Poem is like taking vitamins for my spirit!" - W.M.
"I look forward to your choice of the day. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes cry, and sometimes say "yuk," but I know tomorrow will be another surprise. . .I had forgotten how much I loved poetry. . .Thank you so much." - L.S.
"You've introduced me to so many terrific poets and poetry over the months. I'm on two other daily poetry listserves, but this one's my favorite." - T.S.
"I love what you do for poets and I love reading the spectrum of words out there. Public domain, private thoughts, happy, sad, all are worthwhile and you take exquisite care with your thoughtful introductions. Go, yourdailypoem.com!" - G.G.
"YDP is part of my regular morning routine. Make coffee, pull up YDP, sit back and enjoy!" - J.E.
"Thank you for all the time, energy,and thought that goes into Your Daily Poem. I never cease to wonder at the wide variety of poems and poets you share with us." - L.C.
"Your website is a feast..." - J.P.
"I've realized that I look for my YDP email as soon as I wake up every morning. I'M NOT SAYING I LOVE POETRY NOW! I'm just hooked on seeing what you've come up with for each day. Happy with yourself?" - A.B.
"A couple of months ago, I came across ..."Your Daily Poem." I've subscribed to lots of these kinds of websites and to be really honest, usually I follow them for a month or two, and then discontinue my subscription. The poems are too long or too obtuse or too hard for me to understand. (I'm a simple gal, a single mom, with a job, and two teenage boys, and two badly behaved labs and I don't have time for hard poetry). But this site is different. I love these poems and the little note that comes with them. I open the email pretty much every day. I read them, And savor them, and give them to my friends." - C.W.
"I am really enjoying the daily poems; they are so entirely accessible on a first reading, if one is feeling pushed in time, but also lovely on a re-reading, or sharing with someone else. I think I enjoy your preface as much as the poem itself." - J.S.
"Your Daily Poem" is becoming almost as important to me as my morning coffee!" - L.K.
""Your idea to dispel the myth that poetry is "boring" by offering a venue to showcase good, entertaining, accessible poetry, both old and new, from a broad variety of poets, is perfect!" - K.P.
"I enjoy very much how you intermingle poets living and dead. One never knows what to expect and it's delightful." - D.M.
"A day without my "Daily Poem" is like a day without birds." - M.B.
"I'm certainly looking forward to receiving some daily sunshine. Kudos for continuing your work toward a more literate world!" – G. M.
"I appreciate the information included about the poet as well as the poem. Thank you for your efforts." – P. B.
"Thanks…for the lovely surprises that appear in my inbox each morning…" – L. R.
"I love YDP. It's a place where real poems live." - P. L.