do trees hear music
when wind moves along their crown
and leaves a trembling
Reading: It Was A November Of Bitter Rain And Snow Blackened By Use
Today I read a poem by the Lebanese poet (and former miss Beirut) Venus Khoury-Ghata in the English translation by Marilyn Hacker. It has a few things in common with poems I wrote about here earlier: It is short, but not too short and contains some surrealistic images that can shake the prepared reader. we filed ...
Reading: John Ashberry – Some trees
What is it that I like about the following early John Ashberry poem (he was 21 when he wrote it)? To meet as far this morning / From the world as agreeing / With it, you and I / Are suddenly what the trees try
Reading: I never sought the glory by Antonio Machado
The Spanish poet Antonio Machado (1875-1939) is among the most important of the twentieth century. I read a short poem entitled 'I never sought the glory' in a translation by Katie King: I Never Sought the Glory I never sought the glory nor to leave in memory of men my song; I love subtle worlds, ...