Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three-Fer Thursday

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.
Wislawa Szymborska
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

Jim Kacian

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

like me
no good at dying...
blossoms at the gate
translated by David G. Lanoue


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