Saturday, April 15, 2006

Great Poetry

Knopf's poem for the day is Consolation by Anna Akhmatova. She is one of my favorite poets. If you've never heard of her or read her, go now and read. If you like her and want to read more, may I suggest Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, the Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem by Jane Kenyon, another fantastic poet (if you've never read Otherwise, you're missing out on great stuff). Kenyon's translations of a selection of Akhmatova's poems are truly beautiful.