Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee Poems

1. Little Father 10/20/2015
2. Immigrant Blues 6/8/2015
3. Arise, Go Down 3/11/2015
4. One Heart 2/19/2015
5. The Hammock 1/24/2015
6. Pillow 7/21/2006
7. With Ruins 1/13/2003
8. For A New Citizen Of These United States 1/13/2003
9. The Father's House 1/13/2003
10. The Sacrifice 1/13/2003
11. This Hour And What Is Dead 1/13/2003
12. Nativity 1/13/2003
13. Out Of Hiding 1/13/2003
14. This Room And Everything In It 1/13/2003
15. Dreaming Of Hair 1/13/2003
16. My Indigo 1/13/2003
17. Visions And Interpretations 1/13/2003
18. Braiding 1/13/2003
19. Eating Alone 1/13/2003
20. A Story 1/13/2003
21. The Gift 1/13/2003
22. Eating Together 1/13/2003
23. Early In The Morning 1/13/2003
24. The City In Which I Loved You 1/13/2003
25. I Ask My Mother To Sing 1/13/2003
26. From Blossoms 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Li-Young Lee

From Blossoms

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the joy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the ...

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With Ruins

Choose a quiet
place, a ruins, a house no more
a house,
under whose stone archway I stood
one day to duck the rain.

The roofless floor, vertical
studs, eight wood columns
supporting nothing,

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