Missing a kick
at the icebox door
It closed anyway
Next, Robert Bly, from his first collection, Silence in the Snowy Fields:
"Taking The Hands"
Taking the hands of someone you love,
You see they are delicate cages . . .
Tiny birds are singing
In the secluded prairies
And the deep valleys of the hand.
And here is Issa, who isn't on the list yet, but should be, in a Robert Hass translation:
All the time I Pray to Buddha
All the time I pray to Buddha
I keep on
Issa, translated by Robert Hass
Finally, poem-wise, a darkish little poem by Gregory Orr from the delightful collection Pocket Poems, edited by Paul Janeczko:
I will lose you. It is written
into this poem the way
the fisherman's wife knits
his death into the sweater.
And, finally, otherwise, another six titles have been added to the Near Perfect Books list: check it out.
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