DPF / Johnson

PIA: from June 16, 2016. Happy Sunday.

For summer travels, from poetryfoundation.org.

from Summer / by Ronald Johnson

As the morning advanced the sun became bright and warm, cloudless, calm, serene.


DPF / Pasternak

PIA: from a May 13th.

For the most beautiful weather, from Selected Poems.

from Storm, Instantaneous Forever / by Boris Pasternak, translated by Jon Stallworthy and Peter France

The lilac darkened. And the storm
Came bounding in from the meadows
With a sheaf of lightning flashes

DPF / Mark

PIA: from June 29, 2016.

For gratitude for spectacles, from Tsim, Tsum.

from The 10 Stages of Beatrice / by Sabrina Orah Mark

The possibility that she is not alive, in this stage, never enters her mind. This stage is only possible if the spectacle comes to town.

DPF / Bly

PIA: from July 25, 2014.

For the crows. This one’s from Contemporary American Poetry, ed. by Donald Hall (1962). A bio here:

from Where We Must Look for Help / by Robert Bly b. 1926

On the third day the crow shall fly;
The crow, the crow, the spider-coloured crow