From “(Mis)Adventures in Poetry” by D.A. Powell in The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House. Tin House Books: 2009.
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In honor of the late Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and Nobel winner, a selection from his poem “Gifts of Rain”… http://powells.us/18aMMm5
Cloudburst and steady downpour now
straw-footed on the mud,
he begins to sense weather
by his skin.
A nimble snout of flood
Licks over stepping stones
And goes uprooting
his life by sounding.
Did you hear? Poetry lists are the new black. They’re like pattern mixing. LISTS ARE THE THING. Umberto Eco must be very pleased. Not to be left behind, here’s a list of the top ten poetry lists, in no particular order:
Happy Fourth! Celebrate with Walt Whitman reading his “America” – the only surviving recording of the beloved poet’s voice.