Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee Poems

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

I've pulled the last of the year's young onions.
The garden is bare now. The ground is cold,
brown and old. What is left of the day flames
in the maples at the corner of my
eye. I turn, a cardinal vanishes.
By the cellar door, I wash the onions,
then drink from the icy metal spigot.

Once, years back, I walked beside my father

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