Some 16th century magic. Thanks to HOL for reminding me of this one. “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe.
A great long poem. “So all the slightly more than young/ Get moved up whether they like it or not”. “A WAVE” by John Ashbery RIP
“I open my lunch on a hill of black cypress/Your fluted bones and acanthine hair are littered” Eternal,raw. THE COLOSSUS by Sylvia Plath
A poet who likes “a pretty industrial street” is a man after my own heart. read a calligramme “IT’S RAINING” by Guilliaume Apollinaire
If you tote one book to read when you have a spare moment during your busy day, this is it. LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET by Rainer Maria Rilke
Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime/we drink you at noontime and dawntime we drink you at night. “DEATH FUGUE” by Paul Celan
‘The art of losing isn’t hard to master.’ Perseverance, humility, cleverness. My favorite villanelle. “ONE ART” by Elizabeth Bishop