Saturday

The world is old, it was always old, There’s nothing new in it this afternoon. The garden could’ve been a padlocked window Of a pawnshop I was studying With every item in it dust-covered. …from “Emily’s Theme,” by Charles Simic, in...

This Little Butterfly

She’s certainly bewitched me with her innocent airs. As light as blown glass, her figure, her bearing seems like a figure off a screen. But she instantly frees herself from the glossy lacquer background. This little butterfly flutters and settles with such silent...

Charles Wright – US Poet Laureate…

Charles Wright is a master of the meditative, image-driven lyric,” Librarian of Congress James Billington said in an announcement Thursday. “For almost 50 years his poems have reckoned with what he calls ‘language, landscape, and the idea of...