DPF / Leithauser

For the passing year, from The Best American Poetry, 2014.

from In My Last Past Life / by Hailey Leithauser

a forest and love and a river,  and grief

was a ghost hidden green in the leaves,
an echo off cliffs that bound back the sea


DPF / Meireles

For more stars, from The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, edited by Ilan Stavans.

from The Dead Horse / by Cecilia Meireles (1901-1964, Brazil), translated by James Merrill

Crystal grains were rolling down
his lustrous flank, and the breeze
twisted his mane in a littlest,
lightest arabesque