Tag Archives: David Ignatow

An Alphabet of Poets – I is for Issa

The world of dew is the world of dew. And yet, and yet— 1819 Kobayashi Issa from The Essential Haiku – Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa, The Ecco Press, 1994, edited and translated by Robert Hass In my search for poets whose last name started with I, and there aren’t many, trust me, I […]

An Alphabet of Poets – I is for Ignatow (and Bly)

  THREE IN TRANSITION (FOR WCW) I wish I understood the beauty in leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful as we go? I lie in the field still, absorbing the stars and silently throwing off their presence. Silently I breathe and die by turns. He was ripe and fell to the ground from a […]