Merry Christmas Qusai.
Hello quasi .. .. just writing to wish you and your family all the best for the Holidays and the New Year!
I've been ill, and that's why I didn't answer sooner. Can we do Yeats? (since Montale was a modernist, I guess "contemporary" is to be taken in its widest possible meaning).
If not, I wouldn't mind having a look at someone from the Beat generation - Ginsberg, for instance.
I think it would be nice visiting my friends in the list..
Howdy do quasi?
quasimodo1 asked "By the way, was '34 a good vintage for bordeaux?"
Not sure about bordeaux, but 1934 was a good vintage year for depression babies, because very few were produced. (Lowest birthrate per capita of any year before or since, I have heard?)
I'm not connoisseur of French wines, but I like all California varieties. Speaking of such, I just finished an excellent book, "The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty", by Julia Flynn Siler. It's specifically about Robert Mondavi, who recently died at the age of 94. A fascinating read I thought. I recommend it.
I looked back at a few of your recent posts, and especially enjoyed House by the Sea, by Jonathan Galassi I'm not as familiar with twentieth century poets as I would like to be, so his collection Noons and Shadows, looks like a good place to start.
I also took note of a comment you made to another member - "A posting is sometimes like an insult...you can't take it back". I hope you don't mind if I quote you on that?
Still can't send you PMs!!
It's pink and bordeaux, not red.
Can I choose any poet?? From any country? Is it for the nominations? I quite like Bishop, whom you suggested. Larkin I love too, would that be possible? Apart from them, there are a few French poets I wouldn't mind studying (René Char, Apollinaire, André Breton, maybe Louis Aragon, Prévert,...). But I don't know if they are translated into English and/or easy to find in anglophone countries.
Quasi, when you going to let me help you spruce this place up a bit? Sample appartment my eye! good start with that great Escher picture above, but we need some colors in here. I sort of imagine a nice maroon or do you prefer something in the cool palette tones such as blues?
hello! interesting profile pic!
Ah, not coming at all! I havent written a poem for ages now.
Having a bad time with the muse.
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