I’ve always thought that haikus -good, meaningful ones- are one of the most difficult forms of poetry. They are difficult precisely because they look easy and simple: the condensation of language, the symbolism, the unfolding of meaning concised in no more than three sentences. 107 more words
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BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
If we haven’t done it ourselves, we’ve known people who have, it seems: taken a vacation mostly to photograph a vacation, not really looking at what’s there, but seeing everything through the viewfinder with the idea of looking at it when they get home. 242 more words
“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.”
- Henri David Thoreau, Walden.