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by Beppe Wolgers |



by Mother Goose |

The Tarts


by Elizabeth Jennings |



by Muhammad Ali |

Me — wheee!

Me — wheee!

by Derek Walcott |

The Sea Is History

 The Sea Is History

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe |


 HAND in hand! and lip to lip!

by A R Ammons |

Their Sex Life

 One failure on
Top of another

by Jack Kerouac |


 The taste
 of rain
—Why kneel?

by Matsuo Basho |

A bee

 A bee
staggers out
 of the peony.

by Louise Bogan |

Solitary Observation Brought Back From A Sojourn In Hell

 At midnight tears
Run in your ears.

by Kobayashi Issa |

Napped half the day

 Napped half the day;
no one 
punished me!

by Muhammad Ali |

I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

by Yosa Buson |

Old well

 Old well,
a fish leaps--
 dark sound.

by Kobayashi Issa |

In spring rain

 In spring rain
a pretty girl

by Yosa Buson |

Sparrow singing

 Sparrow singing--
its tiny mouth

by Jack Kerouac |


 Birds singing
 in the dark
—Rainy dawn.

by Kobayashi Issa |

Not very anxious

 Not very anxious
to bloom,
my plum tree.

by Edward Estlin (E E) Cummings |







by Barry Tebb |


 Too much gone wrong – 

No Muse, no song.

by Kobayashi Issa |

Im going out

 I'm going out,
flies, so relax,
make love.

by Kobayashi Issa |

How much

 How much
are you enjying yourself,
tiger moth?

by Emily Dickinson |

Society for me my misery

 Society for me my misery
Since Gift of Thee --

by Yosa Buson |

Evening wind

 Evening wind:
water laps
 the heron's legs.

by Richard Brautigan |

Color As Beginning

 Forget love 
I want to die 
in your yellow hair

by Yosa Buson |

Blow of an ax

 Blow of an ax,
pine scent,
the winter woods.