posts tagged "solid poems"

Wendell Berry - “An Epilogue” from Findings (1969)
All arrivals bear away…

Wendell Berry - “An Epilogue” from Findings (1969)

All arrivals bear away…

Li-Young Lee - “Mnemonic”
from his collection Rose
Once, I was cold. So my father took off his blue sweater.

Li-Young Lee - “Mnemonic”

from his collection Rose

Once, I was cold. So my father took off his blue sweater.

Naomi Shiab Nye - “Valentine for Ernest Mann” from Red Suitcase
Poems hide…What we have to do / is live in a way that lets us find them.

Naomi Shiab Nye - “Valentine for Ernest Mann” from Red Suitcase

Poems hide…What we have to do / is live in a way that lets us find them.

I come from one meaning and go to another
Life is liquid
and I thicken it and define it
with my pair of scales and sceptre

Mahmoud Darwish, from Mural, trans. John Berger & Rema Hammami

John Berger reading an excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish’s Mural

a poem for Kent Ohio

you know me
I would rather
swim chin deep
through
cold wet
everything that’s coming than
spend one day
over
in a warm dry
what was

but sometimes
I love
being able to say
there was a time
in college
in a college town
when I
knew people
with names like
Beth Woyshville

—David Thornberry