Nothing is more relaxing (for me) than sprawling across the couch with a book of poetry, my reading glasses, soft lighting, and a little jazz.
Today I’ve migrated from the bed to the computer room; I’ve eaten and worked my way to the living room; I’ve promised myself a shower after “one more page” and now, here I am, at the computer again, to share more of my faves with you. Of course, some of these I’ve read more than once–maybe twice, or three times over the years.
Friedrich Von Schiller Poesie
Jessica Hagedorn Sorcery
Janice Mirikitani August 6
Georgia Douglas Johnson I Want To Die while You Love Me
Laureen Mar The Window Frames the Moon
When I Stand Around Among Poets Lucille Clifton
Robert Hayden Runagate, Runagate
Henry Dumas Afro-America
**Audre Lorde Stations (One of my faves of all time…thus far)
Emily Dickenson Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Janice Mirikitani Desert Flowers
Paul Laurence Dunbar We Wear the Mask
Denise Duhamel I Told You I Was Sick
Gwendolyn Brooks We Real Cool
Rudyard Kipling If
To be continued…
In the meantime, who are your favorites and why?