In the last week, I've run across three great short poems I thought folks might enjoy. First, from the current New York Review of Books:
So long as that woman from the Rijksmuseum
in painted quiet and concentration
keeps pouring milk day after day
from the pitcher to the bowl
the World hasn't earned
the world's end.
translated by Clare Cavanaugh and Stanislaw Baranczak
Next, one of the great websites and daily email subscription services, tinywords:
election night smoke from an unseen cigar
Last and most formidable, David G. Lanoue's Issa Archive, which along with tinywords, graces my inbox everyday via Issa Haiku-A-Day, managing to take the sting out of almost any bite
no good at dying...
blossoms at the gate