When It Is Given You to Find a Smile

When It Is Given You to Find a Smile When It Is Given You to Find a Smile in the tenuous drop of moisture by the porous stone distilled, in the mist, in the sun, in the bird and in the wind; when nothing to your eyes remains inert, or formless, or colourless, or remote,…

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Haiku – Mexican Poetry

Jose Juan Tablada ( 1871- 1945) A poet, art critic and journalist, Tablada was one of the most fertile and questioning minds of his generation. A forerunner of modern poetry, he introduced the haiku into the Spanish language. – From Mexican Poetry An Anthology Compiled by Octavio Paz Translated by Samuel Beckett *. *. *.…

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“My way is in the sand flowing” – Samuel Beckett

Poems in French, 1947-1949 my way is in the sand flowing between the shingle and the dune the summer rain rains on my life on me my life harrying fleeing to its beginning to its end my peace is there in the receding mist when I may cease from treading these long shifting thresholds and…

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