3 poems for friday

October 5, 2007

Parable of the Hostages

by Louise Glück

The Greeks are sitting on the beach

wondering what to do when the war ends. No one

wants to go home, back

to that bony island; everyone wants a little more

of what there is in Troy, more

life on the edge, that sense of every day as being

packed with surprises.

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Eyes Fastened With Pins

by Charles Simic

How much death works,

No one knows what a long

Day he puts in. The little

Wife always alone

Ironing death’s laundry.

The beautiful daughters

Setting death’s supper table.

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A Vagrant

by Sherwood Anderson
I am become a brightly colored insect.
I am a boy lying by a river on a summer day.
At my back is an orchard.

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