Selected Роеtrу Sergei Esenin (Yesenin) by Sergei Esenin (Yesenin)

By Sergei Esenin (Yesenin)

Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin (sometimes spelled as Esenin; Russian: Серге́й Алекса́ндрович Есе́нин, IPA: [sʲɪrˈgʲej ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ jɪˈsʲenʲɪn]; three October [O.S. 21 September] 1895 – 28 December 1925) used to be a Russian lyrical poet. He used to be some of the most well known and recognized Russian poets of the twentieth century

Goodbye, my pal, so long (1925) (His farewell poem)
Original in Russian | English Translation
До свиданья, друг мой, до свиданья. | see you later, my good friend, goodbye
Милый мой, ты у меня в груди. | My love, you're in my heart.
Предназначенное расставанье | It used to be preordained we must always part
Обещает встречу впереди. | And be reunited through and by.
До свиданья, друг мой, без руки, без слова, | so long: no handshake to endure.
Не грусти и не печаль бровей,- | Let's haven't any disappointment — furrowed brow.
В этой жизни умирать не ново, | there is not anything new in loss of life now
Но и жить, конечно, не новей. | even though residing is not any more recent.

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Commons (New California Poetry, Volume 5) by Myung Mi Kim

By Myung Mi Kim

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs at the such a lot delicate of scales the minute grains of way of life in either peace and struggle, registering as only a few works of literature have performed our universal burden of being topic to historical past. Abstracting colonization, battle, immigration, illness, and first-language loss until eventually in basic terms sparse words stay, Kim takes at the discomfort and displacement of these whose lives are embedded in history.

Kim's clean areas are loaded silences: openings wherein readers input the textual content and locate their means. those silences demonstrate gaps in reminiscence and articulate reports that may not translate into language in any respect. Her phrases retrieve the earlier in a lot an identical manner the human brain does: a picture sparks one other snapshot, a odor, the sound of bombs, or dialog. those silences and pauses provide the poems their structure.

Commons's fragmented lyric pushes the reader to query the development of the poem. id surfaces, sinks again, then rises back. in this transferring flooring, Kim creates that means via juxtaposed fragments. Her verse, with its stops and begins, its austere but wealthy photographs, deals splinters of testimony and objection. It negotiates a continually altering global, scavenging via scraps of expertise, areas round phrases, and remnants of emotion for a language that enfolds the enormity of what we won't show.

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Selected Poems (Borzoi Poetry) by Anthony Hecht

By Anthony Hecht

J.D. McClatchy (ed.)

Alongside Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, and different pillars of twentieth-century poetry, Anthony Hecht joins the Borzoi Poetry series.

Hecht, whose writing jewelry with the cadences of the King James Bible, and who, as an infantryman on the finish of global warfare II, participated within the liberation of the focus camps, lived and skilled the simplest and worst of the 20 th century. Readers of this volume--the first chosen poems to be made up of Hecht's seven person volumes--will be captivated through Hecht's darkish tune and allusions to the literature of the previous. As J. D. McClatchy explains in his creation, Hecht used to be a poet for whom formal beauty used to be inextricably certain up with the dramatic strength, thematic ambition, and robust feelings in every one poem. the principles of his paintings, which he either venerated and remodeled, are "moral ideas intended eventually to bare the constitution of human dilemmas and sympathies."

This increased feel of what poetry can accomplish defines our adventure of analyzing Hecht, and should make certain his position within the canon for years to come.

Adam and Eve knew such perfection once,
God's finger within the cloud, and at the ground
Nothing yet springtime, not anything else at all.
But in our fallen kingdom the place the blood hunts
For blood, and rises on the searching sound,
What will we comprehend of lasting because the fall?
Who has no longer, within the oil and warmth of youth,
Thought of the flourishing of the almond tree,
The grasshopper, and the failing of desire,
And suggestion his tongue may pierce the secrecy
Of the six-pointed starlight, and may choir
A secret-voweled, unutterable truth?
--from "A Poem for Julia"

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Los versos del capitán by Pablo Neruda

By Pablo Neruda

Cuando estos versos aparecieron, Pablo Neruda prefirió callar su nombre, pero muchos fueron los lectores que reconocieron en ellos l. a. inconfundible voz del gran poeta latinoamericano, hombre de lucha y de pasión, en quien lo poético y lo important se suman armoniosamente. Sólo a partir de los angeles tercera edición, el nombre de Neruda presidió estos poemas que funden el impulso revolucionario con el más tierno y ardiente amor. Los versos del Capitán cuentan ya entre los más famosos y leídos libros amorosos de nuestro tiempo.

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in by Arthur Waley, Sei Shōnagon

By Arthur Waley, Sei Shōnagon

Japan within the tenth century stood bodily and culturally remoted from the remainder of the realm. inside of this bubble, a refined and gorgeous international used to be in operation, and its population have been tied to the instant, having little interest in the longer term and disdain for the prior. In a small diary, a tender courtesan of the Heian interval offers her account of the japanese courts of the day, offering point of view on a special time in jap heritage. a latest of Murasaki Shikibu, the writer of the story of Genji, Sei Sho-nagon's statement brings an extra size to that undying and seminal work.

In a spot and time the place poetry was once as vital as wisdom and wonder used to be hugely respected, Sei Shonagon's deepest writings supply the reader a captivating and intimate glimpse right into a time of remoted innocence and faded attractiveness.

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Drivers at the Short-Time Motel: National Poetry by Eugene Gloria

By Eugene Gloria

Ephemeral lives, and souls misplaced within the tattered textile of battle, displacement, and ruined love locate wish, redemption, and a typical voice in Eugene Gloria's crafty concoction of yankee and Filipino vernaculars. whereas a few of these thirty poems take care of the panorama and folkways of latest Filipinos, others find themselves at the streets and byways of present-day the USA. Like many poets of twin history, Gloria's paintings is worried with self-definition, with the try to reconcile a sense of exile and homelessness. usually taking the shape of personality stories and first-person narratives, Gloria's poems poignantly light up the typical man's look for connection to the self and to the world."Eugene Gloria's Drivers on the Short-Time lodge is propelled via an imagistic sincerity and paced lyricism. each one poem turns out to include the plain-spoken in addition to the elaborations that we go together with classical and glossy Asian poetry. even though the various poems deal with the lingering harm of cultural and monetary imperialism, worlds coexist within the similar pores and skin via magical imagery. Gauged by way of a prepared eye, historical past is scrutinized, yet via a playful exactness. those very good poems are trustworthy." —Yusef Komunyaaka

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Mute Objects of Expression by Francis Ponge

By Francis Ponge

Francis Ponge boldly declares his poetic objective in Mute gadgets of Expression: "To settle for the problem that gadgets provide to language." those objects—less selected than acquired spontaneously—are perceived with inimitable Pongean humor and rendered into glimmering nonetheless lifes. He supplies voice to the customarily neglected elements of average gadgets and beings. Shunning general poetic modes, Ponge forges new visions, pictures drawn from nature, from mythology and the classics. during this quantity, springing from the Loire geographical region within the early Forties, Ponge’s "prôems" keep in mind the violent body spray of the mimosa, the cries of carnations, and the flirtations of wasps. From a small word- e-book, his sole provide of paper withinthe wartime deprivations, he composes repeated drafts of an cutting edge shape combining poetry with research and impish play. regardless of the demoralizing clouds of profession, Ponge wrests a hovering paean to his cherished sliver of Provence.

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One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds

By Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds completes her cycle of family members poems in a ebook right away extreme and harmonic, playful with language, and wealthy with a brand new self-awareness and experience of irony.

The establishing poem, with its series of fearsome pictures of struggle, serves as a prelude to poems of domestic within which humor, anger, and compassion sing including lyric energy—sometimes comedian, occasionally choked with a type of unblinking forgiveness. those songs of pleasure and danger—public and private—illuminate each other. because the ebook unfolds, the portrait of the mummy is going via a relocating revisioning, top us to a last sequence of elegies of hard-won mourning. One mystery factor is charged all through with Sharon Olds’s attribute ardour, mind's eye, and poetic power.

The healthcare professional at the cellphone used to be younger, probably on his
first rotation within the emergency room.
On the traditional boarding-school radio,
in the attic corridor, the announcer had given my
boyfriend’s identify as certainly one of two
brought to the sanatorium after the sunrise
service, the egg-hunt, the crash—one of them
critical, one among them lifeless. i used to be taking a look at the
stairwell banisters, at their lathing,
the necks and knobs like joints and bones,
the varnish the following thicker the following thinner—I had said
Which one in every of them died, and now the area was
an ant’s international: the large crumb of each
second thrown, in some way, up onto
my again, and the younger, drained voice
said my clean love’s name.

from “Easter 1960”

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Desaprendizajes by J. M. Caballero Bonald

By J. M. Caballero Bonald

Desaprendizajes es un poemario que interroga al lector con implacable recurrencia y otorga a su autor una personalidad poética, consistente y singular, inconfundible. El acento paródico, l. a. subordinación sarcástica, los angeles crítica de los angeles cultura y de la sociedad, una ironía perceptible inclusoen los angeles sintaxis, potencian los angeles capacidad expresiva de una poesía que disecciona paisajes y figuras de los angeles actualidad civil, pretendiendo de ese modo desaprender lo consabido para interpretar los angeles realidad con un nuevo lenguaje o para corregir —como afirma el propio poeta— las erratas de la historia.

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Taller When Prone by Les Murray

By Les Murray

Taller whilst companies has at its center Les Murray's celebrations of the agricultural global in Australia and in other places, evoked with a deep realizing of landscapes, and the seasons, operating lives and languages that experience formed them. tales and songs, fragments of conversations, thoughts and satire include this diverse, liveable international. In Murray's full of life and sinuous language, 'song and tale are pixels / in a mirrorball', reflecting again to us unending chances of this assorted, liveable global.

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