Among the Poets

By | 24 July 2007

Orioles still sing, and the leaves fall –
Li Bo is stepping from a boat.

Edward Thomas tends to brood, but
Ho Xuan Hong has done with that.

Emily Dickinson leaves punctuation, society,
Alone; what are they – to love?

Ap Gwilym is off to see someone –
Sappho scintillates, while Catullus coruscates.

Rilke tweaks his verbs to turn
The point around; nouns need not apply.

Graves is in love magnificently,
But you wonder what the woman thinks.

And Vallejo has all the answers,
But only tells you the half of it.

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