Poetry blog by poet Claire M Hasselbeck
More riches---W.S Merwin, the current poet laureate, will be reading at The Library of Congress at 7p.m. on October 25th.
Every verse is a child of love,A destitute bastard slip,A firstling -- the winds above --Left by the road asleep.Heart has a gulf, and a bridge,Heart has a bless, and a grief.Who is his father? A liege?Maybe a liege, or a thief.Marina Tsvetaeva1918
I like this poem Anna, especially the line ...Every verse is a child of love.I'm going to try to find more of Marina's poems.Thanks for adding it.
Hello from Germany!
Maybe you need to do a blog on German poets.How about it?
I love it. A big fan of Tsvetaeva and student long long ago of Maxine Kumin which led me to your blog. I learned this year, not to be precious and am a terrible speller,that the plural is "poets laureate" as in "attorneys general." Who knew?I am happily the poet laureate of Santa Fe, which is how this was pointed out to me. My blog has less about poetry than about life, www.thepoemdiffernt.blogspot.com
Dear Claire,from my point of view Ilya Shambad's translations are the best I've ever met:http://lib.ru/POEZIQ/CWETAEWA/sbornik_engl.txt
Joan---now I know---thanks for that. Honored that a poet laureate found her way to my blog and am looking forward to reading your blog.Anna---thanks for the tip---I now have some time to read some poetry and will check out your link.Also time for some "blogging" for me.