“‘What do you hate, / and who do you love?'”: Taha Muhammad Ali’s “Meeting at an Airport”

Since it’s National Poetry Month, I’ll once again recommend The Poetry Foundation’s app (conveniently called Poetry) if you’re looking for a little more poetry in your life (and who isn’t?). It’s perfect for a little pick-me-up when you’re feeling stressed, or when you’re waiting for the bus and realize you’ve forgotten your book (horror!), or when you’re a book blogger looking for a poem to recommend.

Speaking of which . . .

I just read “Meeting at an Aiport,” by the late Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali. It’s just lovely, joyous and sad all at once, and a perfect example of what a gifted poet can do with simple repetition.

So, which new poets and poems have you discovered lately?

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2 thoughts on ““‘What do you hate, / and who do you love?'”: Taha Muhammad Ali’s “Meeting at an Airport”

  1. I love that poetry month for everyone else is basically just any other month for you 🙂

    This reminds me: I still need to read your second poetry recommendation for me way back when. After Autobiography of Red I needed a breather, and never got around to it. Shame on me.

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