Charles Simic

(9 May 1938)

Against Winter - Poem by Charles Simic

The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
The birds are silent; there's no one to ask.
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Comments about Against Winter by Charles Simic

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (3/5/2016 2:58:00 AM)


    ''The truth is dark under your eyelids.
    What are you going to do about it?
    The birds are silent; there's no one to ask.''

    La verità è scura sotto le palpebre.
    Che cosa vuoi fare?
    Gli uccelli tacciono; non c'è nessuno a cui chiedere.

    ''A meek little lamb'' - Un piccolo agnello mansueto (Report) Reply

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  • Kim Barney (1/7/2016 10:00:00 PM)


    I have to agree with Julia Woodman. The first three lines of this poem are the best:
    The truth is dark under your eyelids.
    What are you going to do about it?
    The birds are silent; there's no one to ask. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (1/7/2016 5:01:00 PM)


    Fantastic! Beauty, imagination, and humor all combined in one poem. I enjoyed this read tremendously. Can't wait to read more of his work. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/7/2016 6:45:00 AM)


    Fantastic depiction of the aura of approaching winter and a naughty boy welcoming first snow fall with bare head and rushing to cover it after yelled by a neighbor. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (1/7/2016 1:30:00 AM)


    Seasons! ! With the muse of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda Anil Kumar Panda (1/7/2016 12:40:00 AM)


    'Winter coming. Like the last heroic soldier Of a defeated army, ' is very nice. Liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Julia Woodman Julia Woodman (12/29/2015 9:26:00 AM)


    Yes, I have one of his books, I particularly love the first 3 lines of this poem. It kind of fits into what I call psychological landscape poetry, which I coined to describe some of what I write. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/2/2015 8:43:00 AM)


    Good events of winter and happiness that follows. nice to read. (Report) Reply

  • Tissa Calvert (8/29/2008 2:11:00 PM)


    love the phrase

    Winter Coming, Like the last heroic soldier.

    It reminds me of my three cousins fighting over seas (Report) Reply

  • Roberta Star (8/3/2007 9:01:00 AM)


    birds seem to be a theme (Report) Reply








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