Li-Young Lee


Li-Young Lee Poems

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

A Story

Sad is the man who is asked for a story
and can't come up with one.

His five-year-old son waits in his lap.
Not the same story, Baba. A new one.
The man rubs his chin, scratches his ear.

In a room full of books in a world
of stories, he can recall
not one, and soon, he thinks, the boy
will give up on his father.

Already the man lives far ahead, he sees
the day this boy will go. Don't go!
Hear the alligator story! The angel story once more!
You love the spider story. You laugh at the spider.
Let me tell it!

But the boy is packing his ...

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The Father's House

Here, as in childhood, Brother, no one knows us.
And someone has died, and someone is not yet

born, while our father walks through his church at night
and sets all the clocks for spring. His sleeplessness

weighs heavy on my forehead, his death almost
nothing. in the only letter he wrote to us

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