DPF / Levis

For a Central Valley poet, from poetryfoundation.org.

from Elegy with a Chimneysweep Falling Inside It / by Larry Levis

Those twenty-six letters filling the blackboard
Compose the dark, compose
The illiterate summer sky & its stars as they appear
One by one, above the schoolyard.


DPF / Ritsos

For gathering the passing moments, from the September 16th entry of Poem A Day, Volume 2. 

from Miniature / by Yannis Ritsos, translated by Edmund Keeley

…with its little yellow wheels of lemon
parked for so many years on a side street with unlit lamps,
then a small song, a little mist, and then nothing?