Moira Egan has added a question to the list: What do you read in bed? My own reading in bed tends to be simply whatever I’m reading generally; in other words, I don’t usually have one book going by the bed, and another going for daytime reading. Whatever I’m reading during the day just gets carted off to bed. Last night that meant an anthology that I’m reading because I’m supposed to review it: The Baltic Quintet: Poems from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden, edited by Edita Page. (I love her name; I didn’t make it up.) I’ll end up writing a favorable review; there are some fine poems in the collection. Here is a link to a poem by a Swedish poet who is included in the anthology.
Alex Stein’s ‘poem that you love, love, love, but don’t understand’ led me to another I-can’t-believe-what-you-can-find-on-the-web moment. I found a page here with 300 poems from the T’ang Dynasty, translated into English.
I haven’t found the particular poem Stein loves, but I’m not all the way through that web page yet.