Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(9 May 1938)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Errata

Where it says snow
read teeth-marks of a virgin
Where it says knife read
you passed through my bones
like a police-whistle
Where it says table read horse
Where it says horse read my migrant's bundle
Apples are to remain apples
Each time a hat appears
think of Isaac Newton
reading the Old Testament
Remove all periods
They are scars made by words
I couldn't bring myself to say
Put a finger over each sunrise
it will blind you otherwise
That damn ant is still stirring
Will there be time left to list
all errors to replace
all hands guns owls plates
all cigars ponds woods and reach
that beer-bottle my greatest mistake
the word I allowed to be written
when I should have shouted
her name

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


Read poems about / on: horse, snow, time

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Summer In The Country by Charles Simic )

Enter the verification code :

  • Maggie Garavaglia (3/30/2009 8:43:00 PM)

    The use of the 'common' language to express full, and profound thoughts is done so well, so originally. A few lines stumble, but very few. This is craftsmanship in the best sense of the word

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Michael Cahill (9/27/2007 1:19:00 PM)

    my girlfriend sent me this. your line about periods being the scars of words is absolutely original and wonderful. original is very rare. thank you.

  • Roberta Star (8/3/2007 9:06:00 AM)

    Powerful, takes my breath away

  • Marina Gipps (3/17/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    i am a fan as i was once his student...this poem is most definitely a departure...

Read all 4 comments »
[Hata Bildir]