World Poetry Day 2014

“words have sometimes a way of stilling themselves & then, no, we have a way of stilling words in a way to still ourselves: a choice of being still & quiet to be still. ”

Arthur Yap,
words, the space of city trees: selected poems, 2000

(Instead of my own writing, I’m sharing a small list of poems.)

  1. Secret Life, Lee Li-Young
  2. Making a Fist, Naomi Shihab Nye
  3. Twenty-One Love Poems, Adrienne Rich
  4. Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out, Richard Siken
  5. Daddy, Sylvia Plath
  6. I can’t find any of the poems online, but poems from the collection Grain by John Glenday

Happy World Poetry Day! May more poetry be read, and much more be written. :-)