“True confession: I love anthologies. Travel writing, mysteries, literary essays, and fiction — virtually anything, if it’s well done, will command my undivided attention. Well, at least for a while, until the next Excellent Endeavor comes along.
But, in my heart, one style really takes precedence — poetry.
[L]et me share one poem — one of dozens I had to choose from — from Time of Grief. It’s called “My Heart’s as Empty as This Pail,” and it’s by Aharon Shabtai. Now, imagine a whole book composed of material like this. Enjoy.”
My heart’s as empty as this pail
over the bathtub
and fill it with water
the dishrag in it
then mop the floor
Read the rest of Chris Faatz’s post here: http://powells.us/ZIvhWb