Wednesday, March 21, 2012

To celebrate World Poetry Day, here are some of my favorite poets an their poems:

Rainer Maria Rilke - Der Ölbaumgarten - The Olive Garden
Pablo Neruda - Ode to the Onion
Federico Garcia Lorca  - Romance Sonámbulo - Sonambulo Romance
Ezra Pound  - Cino
T.S. Eliot  - The Wasteland
Bob Dylan Visions of Johanna

Poetry deserves celebration. As the Turkish poet Sezen Aksu wrote 19 years ago: Eyvah şiirler azalmış, günümüz perişan Yanıyor içimizdeki koskoca orman -- Poetry is dying out, How miserable is our day, The great forest in our hearts, Is burning out

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