Monday, April 11, 2011

Poetry Month: Amichai and Darwish

Since I missed yesterday, not to mention the first few days of April, today's post contains a chunk of poems by two of my favorites, Yehuda Amichai and Mahmoud Darwish.

Amichai hailed from Israel and Darwish from Palestine. In the interest of not choosing sides in that famous schism, I present poets from both lands. I will say that Amichai's "A Man in His Life" was one of the serious contenders for my Pinsky favorite poem choice, though I really prefer "A Dog After Love," "A Pity. We Were Such a Good Invention," and "A Precise Woman." Darwish is simply Darwish-- always engaging, often astonishing.