The languid water of a fountain
rises to a steady height, collapses
upon itself, splashing
a stone bowl on a pedestal.
The elliptical pool ripples
in the afternoon’s light air.
The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry edited by Rita Dove
Silicon Literacies: Communication, Innovation and Education in the Electronic Age edited by Ilana Snyder
You might expect a book of eighty-eight new poems by Les Murray to be sizeable (most of his recent single volumes run to about sixty poems each). But Poems the Size of Photographs is literally a small book, composed of short poems (‘though some are longer’, says the back cover) ...... (read more)