Treasure Island

Li-Young Lee


Poems of Li-Young Lee

1. A Story 1/13/2003
2. Braiding 1/13/2003
3. Dreaming Of Hair 1/13/2003
4. Early In The Morning 1/13/2003
5. Eating Alone 1/13/2003
6. Eating Together 1/13/2003
7. For A New Citizen Of These United States 1/13/2003
8. From Blossoms 1/13/2003
9. I Ask My Mother To Sing 1/13/2003
10. My Indigo 1/13/2003
11. Nativity 1/13/2003
12. Out Of Hiding 1/13/2003
13. Pillow 7/21/2006
14. The City In Which I Loved You 1/13/2003
15. The Father's House 1/13/2003
16. The Gift 1/13/2003
17. The Sacrifice 1/13/2003
18. This Hour And What Is Dead 1/13/2003
19. This Room And Everything In It 1/13/2003
20. Visions And Interpretations 1/13/2003

I Ask My Mother To Sing

She begins, and my grandmother joins her.
Mother and daughter sing like young girls.
If my father were alive, he would play
his accordion and sway like a boat.

I've never been in Peking, or the Summer Palace,
nor stood on the great Stone Boat to watch
the rain begin on Kuen Ming Lake, the picnickers
running away in the grass.

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