Sherry tagged me with the meme “have or must have collections of poetry”. The exercise inspired me to re-visit my bookshelf. Here are a few.
photo by Heidi Lynne Photography
Mary Oliver: Dreamwork (see "You Do Not Have to Be Good")
Billy Collins Sailing Alone Around the Room
(see video poetry of his poems "Forgetfulness" and "The Dead")
Billy Collins Picnic, Lightening
Julia Spicher Kasdorf "Eve’s Striptease” -
See interview from MENNONOT: Issue #4
Kahlil Gibran The Prophet
Hafiz The Gift
Naomi Shihab Nye- any collection
Pablo Neruda Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair: Dual Language Edition (Penguin Classics)
My favorite collection of poetry is
"The Essential Rumi" by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks.
Whatever You Love You Are
The Way of Love
Clearing You Out for Some New Delight
Thank you, Shamash. I love the photo of Julia Spicher Kasdorf and her title, "Eve's Striptease." Hers is a new name for me. I'll look forward to exploring her work.
Neruda also I should spend more time with. He is excellent.
Posted by: Bluegrass Poet | Friday, 20 April 2007 at 06:24 PM