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This site exists for one purpose only: to help dispel the ugly myth that poetry is boring. Granted, a lot of poetry is boring, but you won't find it here. At Your Daily Poem, you'll find poetry that is touching, funny, provocative, inspiring, and surprising. It may punch you in the gut, it may bring tears to your eyes, it may make you laugh out loud, but it most assuredly will not bore you.

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Remember: a poem a day keeps the doldrums away!

Tica Tallent

I planted pansies today -
They smiled as I rescued them -
And pushed them straight into the black earth.
Purple ones with inquiring faces,
Yellow ones with halos all around -
And my favorite - white - so regal and yet so humble
Nodding in agreement to the wind.
I planted pansies today.
I planted hope for sure.

© 2009 by Tica Tallent
Used with the author’s permission


Tica Tallent lives in Anderson, South Carolina. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree from Clemson University, Tica taught elementary school for ten years before switching careers to become a model and personal shopper. She currently teaches modeling and etiquette classes at the Anderson Art Center. Tica, the author of two books, has written poetry throughout her life but began using it as a way to heal and encourage others after the death of her father in 2007. Learn more about her at




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Another beautiful little gem.
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