Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee Poems

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

A Story

Sad is the man who is asked for a story
and can't come up with one.

His five-year-old son waits in his lap.
Not the same story, Baba. A new one.
The man rubs his chin, scratches his ear.

In a room full of books in a world
of stories, he can recall
not one, and soon, he thinks, the boy
will give up on his father.

Already the man lives far ahead, he sees
the day this boy will go. Don't go!
Hear the alligator story! The angel story once more!
You love the spider story. You laugh at the spider.
Let me tell it!

But the boy is packing his ...

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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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