World Poetry Day

How curious, today is World Poetry Day…this was declared by the UN in 1999! Very funny. Every day is pretty much poetry day for me. Here is a short poem by Richard Wright, who wrote many haiku. Published a whole book of them actually…which I purchased and seem to have loaned to someone. So, here are two that I was able to find and like ever so. #readwritespeakthinkseepoetrynow 

I am nobody:
A red sinking autumn sun
Took my name away.

A sleepless spring night:
Yearning for what I never had
And for what never was.

-Richard Wright, from “Haiku: This Other World,” by Richard Wright
(Arcade, 1998)

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