28 March 2011

Lorine Niedecker

Sometimes you cruise around the internet, lurking surreptitiously on message boards and chat-rooms. Other times, you feel compelled to read little poems. I like little poems, so, obviously, I like Lorine Niedecker. Here's a miniature gem:
My Friend Tree

My friend tree
I sawed you down
but I must attend
an older friend
the sun
In addition to the link above, you can read more miniature gems here, or purchase an entire collection of miniature gems here.


  1. I myself am fond of this little gem:

    A monster owl
    out on the fence
    flew away. What
    is it the sign
    of? The sign of
    an owl.