Treasure Island

Charles Simic

(9 May 1938)

Errata


Where it says snow
read teeth-marks of a virgin
Where it says knife read
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  • 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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. (Report) Reply

  • 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... (Report) Reply

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