I avoid reading poetry unless forced to do so at gunpoint. Naturally there are a few acceptations. Bukowski, Du Fu, a few more, and assorted hiku (lets not get academic and call it poetry). A while back I’ve discovered a new addition to these acceptations in the blogosphere:
Polka Dots & Pearls Green Tea Diaries. She (I’m assuming from the poems that the author a she) writes with a delightful mix of humour, delicacy, brevity, and punch. I find her ability to keep the words constantly polished, sharper and always on the mark to be awe-inspiring. I’m sure Bukowski would have brought her a beer and Li Bai would shared his wine in acknowledgment (not that I can speak for imortals).
I would of course go on and on about this blog but what would be the point? The whole idea of a post like this is to get people to see for themselves. Not that I’m trying to chase away traffic but this blog is a bloody good read. Specially if you are always in a hurry. Like me.