Sunday, February 19, 2012

Reading: The Poets and The Novelists

For the longest time in a long while, I sat myself down to read. Just read. Poetry, novel. Cyril Wong, Hesse Hermann filled an afternoon. Two men in my life. Of an afternoon.

Pages of books I read leap off
Dream-weightless into skies
I bear as my own to reach far
Corners of my mind's land

I am grateful for a life enriched. For the teachers of life: Brian Patten, W.S. Merwin and Mark Strand, all great poets. Then we have the great novelists, Yasunari Kawabata and Hermann Hesse. The two lists are by no means complete.

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