Tag Archives: Li Young Lee

Where Does a Great Poem Point To? – Poems and Comments by Franz Wright and Li-Young Lee

NOT NOW for Dzvinia Orlowsky Where is the the man of heaven in me— my body’s filthy, face and hands completely filthy with the man of dust This mask this glove of human flesh is all I have and that’s not bad and that’s not good not good enough not now Franz Wright (1953-2015) from […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – # 16 in a Series – Li-Young Lee

One Heart  Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, open at either end of day. The work of wings was always freedom, fastening one heart to every falling thing. Li-Young Lee (1957 – ) from Book Of My Nights, BOA Editions, 2001 As I collect […]

I Will be a Question Mark – Image Journal Interviews Li-Young Lee

from An Interview with Li-Young Lee LYL : The word quest is in that word question. I feel as if I’m going to live my life as a giant question mark. I’m just going to live open, ready to encounter whatever God puts in front of me next. I have fewer and fewer answers. I […]

National Poetry Month – Poets on Poetry # 2 – A Poem by Stephen Dunn

                          Poet and priest were one in the beginning – only later times have separated them. The true poet is however always a priest, just as the true priest has always remained a poet. Ought not the future to bring back this ancient […]

It’s the Music First!

One Heart Look at the birds. Even flying is born out of nothing. The first sky is inside you, open at either end of day. The work of wings was always freedom, fastening one heart to every falling thing. Li-Young Lee from Book Of My Nights, BOA Editions, 2001 Last month I was at Fort […]

No Ordinary Luminary – Dorianne Laux

The American poet Dorianne Laux (1952 – ) was unknown to me when I first met her at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in La Conner, Washington in 2002. But ever since then I have licked up her words like the finest honey. (For more on Laux and her poems see Favorite Poets on the […]