Wednesday, May 1, 2013

poems for May 5

This is where we live – by Pablo Neruda (from Extravagaria, 1969)
Mirrors at 4 a.m. -- Charles Simic
Four A.M. by Wislawa Szymborska
Admonition – Sylvia Plath
Love is a Parallax – Sylvia Plath

This weeks poems started off with these two quotes in mind:
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. -Pablo Picasso, painter, and sculptor (1881-1973)
What must give light is worth burning. – Viktor Frankl 1905 –1997

I was reminded of Peter Sears' craft talk "Benign Urtications" -- poems which give the sensation of nettles -- and being stung, waking up a paralyzed part of the body.
Also reminded of "No more masks" -- ed. Ellen Bass.

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