Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
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April 14, 2017 - 1:26pm
A man with some authentic worries
And with many vain and silly ones,
I am well-schooled in sleeplessness;
I know it from the inside out.
I breathe, and I know what's at stake.
But still sometimes I'm sane and sound,
However heart and head may ache;
I go to sleep when I lie down.
With no determined care to breathe,
I breathe and live and sleep and take
A sabbath from my weariness.
I rest in an unasking trust
Like clouds and ponds and stones and trees.
The long-arising Day will break
If I should die before I wake.
April 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Really Short Poems of A.R. Ammons
the tree shadows, accelerating,
shot them back into infinity:
returned from the other
infinity and the
shadows caught ground
and through the morning, slowing,
hardened into noon.
April 11, 2017 - 1:46pm
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I'll sit at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--
I, too, am America.