Met in Utah, Married in Oregon, and left the cold of Wisconsin for the warm, sandy beaches of Virginia
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Today a new Poet Laureate was named. A wonderful guy named W.S. Merwin who writes some pretty fantastic poetry. Its times like this when I remember how much I love poems, their strong imagery and metaphors and succinct ideas. This is a new favorite poet of mine, I wish I could read more of his poems, but alas, being living - and just being named Poet Laureate - means that its a bit more difficult to get free copies of his poems. I'll have to break down and buy a book someday soon.
To whet your palate, here are two great ones, one from NPR's story, and another that you'll have to link to from Poets.org.