Treasure Island

Charles Simic

(9 May 1938)

Clouds Gathering


It seemed the kind of life we wanted.
Wild strawberries and cream in the morning.
Sunlight in every room.
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  • Lucy Simpson (1/4/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    I think the poem falters in the second stanza. The first stanza is perfect. The first line of the 2nd stanza is perhaps clunky. I think a metaphor is needed here and not a simile. The last line is striking. The poem isn't perfect in my estimation and I like many of Simic's poems.

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  • Walter Durk (9/27/2007 10:47:00 AM)

    I don't read the New Yorker, but this poem does not impact me in any way. I think it is average at best. (Report) Reply

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