Short story: Balthazar’s Marvellous Afternoon by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. Recommended.
Poem: The Tragedy of the Leaves by Charles Bukowski, from Bukowski: Essential Poetry. Highly Recommended.
Essay: Good Humour Man – The Hippocratics, from the History of Philosophy podcast, from December 2010. Recommended.