Today's poem is "The Efficacy of Prayer"

from Tar River Poetry

Richard Cecil's fourth collection of poems, Twenty-First Century Blues, was published by Southern Illinois UP in 2004. He teaches at Indiana University, Bloomington, and at the Spalding Brief Residence MFA Program.

Other poems by Richard Cecil in Verse Daily:
November 1, 2005:   "My Personal Theory of Evolution" " No sea-view condos under half a million..."
February 25, 2003:  "Fame and Fortune Cookie" "'You've got talent but you lack ambition'..."

About Tar River Poetry:
Poets in this issue: Claudia Emerson, Michael White, Jeffrey Franklin, Leslie Norris, Rebecca McClanahan, James Brasfield, Cindy Hunter Morgan, Thomas Reiter, Chris Dombrowski, Richard Cecil, Don Welch, Roger Mitchell, J. T. Ledbetter, Louis Simpson, Peter Makuck, J. Stephen Rhodes, Marsha Truman Cooper, Richard Newman, Emily Smith, Jan LaPerie, Janice Moore Fuller, Howard Nelson, Jack Roberts, Carri Hendricks, Cody Lumpkin, Tim Peeler, Ronald Wallace, Susan Allen Ford, Phebe Davidson, Mike W. Blottenberger, Mary Hutchins Harris, M. J. Iuppa

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Tar River Poetry * Department of English * General Classroom Building * East Carolina University * Greenville NC 27858-4353
Editor: Peter Makuck

Other poems from Tar River Poetry in Verse Daily:
March 29, 2007:   "Animal Funerals, 1964" by Claudia Emerson
March 27, 2007:   "Dream Fox" by Jack Roberts
May 14, 2006:   "Geese, Landing" by Michael David Madonick
May 11, 2006:   "Waiting" by Brad Davis
February 4, 2006:   "The Future Perfect" by Damian Fallon
December 23, 2004:  "You Are Worth Many Sparrows" by Philip Memmer
January 29, 2004:  "The Ex" by Gray Jacobik
January 28, 2004:  "The English Language" by Sherry Olson
January 27, 2004:  "Pastoral" by Kimberly Meyer
January 26, 2004:  "Making the Cradle" by Wilmer Mills

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