Here’s a small sample of poems that have always stood out for me……
-Anne sexton- ‘the truth the dead know’
-Yang Liang- ‘Where the sea stands still’
I stumbled upon Yang Liang randomly in college, and his work always fascinated me because it was so different, and one of the few poets in translation that I had read.
No need to read it all (unless you want to), the third stanza of the first version of the poem is my favourite, the succession of images always seems shocking and enlightening at the same time.
-Ted Hughes- ‘The thought fox’
-Charles Bukowski- A smile to remember & Alone with everybody