The Persimmons Poem.

I’m linking here to “Persimmons,” by Li-Young Lee, over at the Poetry Foundation.  It’s been a favorite of mine since college.

I believe I’ve linked to it here at the blog before, the subject of the poem came up again, as a friend of mine actually grows persimmons in his backyard and posted pictures on Facebook.  (Will the wonders of rural Virginia never cease?)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43011/persimmons

 

 

 

Most disturbing Christmas imagery ever?

If you have a darker sense of humor, as I do, you just might laugh at this.  It’s a great piece — so great that I couldn’t wait until the holidays to link to it.

What a great ending!

Check out “Unmediated Experience,” by Bob Hicock, over at The Poetry Foundation:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/240224