already sad
now make me lonely too
moutain cuckoo

uki ware o / sabishigara seyo / kankodori

Jane Reichhold, Basho the complete haiku

Why people need poetry

“We’re all going to die — and poems can help us live with that.” In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.