Two Poems helping me, right this moment

15 Dec

Art helps me attempt to make sense of a world that has none, to feel less alone.

I am reading across my poetry collection now and I’d like to hand to you, my also-grieving friend two dog-eared poems. I need something from you, too: in the comments please link to other poems, clips, paintings, songs, dance, games, that you are using to reflect, heal, and hope.

I have these collections at home and was happy to find them online, enabling a leaning over while pointing, “you have to read this one,” across internet miles.

The first poem, “Flying to a Funeral,” is available in free preview on google books and in the collection The Apple That Astonished Paris by Billy Collins (the preface of which is a gem to read for any writer-to-be).  

The second  poem, “Mosquitoes,” is available at Connotation Press (Dec 2012, Issue IV, Volume IV  – it’s the second poem) an in the inspired collection Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil – a collection as emotionally charged, charming and surprising as all of her work. 

Photo by JFXie

Photo by JFXie

Together in healing.

4 Responses to “Two Poems helping me, right this moment”

  1. Natasha December 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Wendell Berry–The peace of wild things

  2. Carrie Tenebrini December 17, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Something beautiful and inspiring…

  3. Barbara Gilbert December 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Stanizzi ecstasy among ghosts , “the children and the blustery sunset”
    Gary Snyder turtle island, “for the children”

  4. Barbara December 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    How about John Stanizzi: “the children and the blustery sunset” in Ecstasy Among Ghosts

    Gary Snyder, “for the children” in Turtle Island


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