Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee Poems

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

Look at the birds. Even flying
is born

out of nothing. The first sky
is inside you, open

at either end of day.
The work of wings
was always freedom, fastening
one heart to every falling thing.

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