Three Oddest Words

Wislawa Szymborska 2010wislawa

Three Oddest Words

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no nonbeing can hold.

Wislawa Szymborska ‘s birthday today (July 2 1923)

Last year’s terrific birthday post from Issa’s Untidy’s Hut – One Hole in the Nest – (3 more poems by W. S)

Happy birthday Tao Lin 1taolin2010 His second novel is called Richard Yates.
Go Diving with Tao Lin (previous post)

W.S. Merwin is our new US 1ws-merwin Poet Laureate- LAtimes, NYtimes and this one too.

See a video of W.S Merwin here.

Kay Ryan our wonderful sly poet laurete of 2009 here.

Two poems by Kay Ryan