Michael Ondaatje

Philip Michael Ondaatje (born September 12, 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Early life

Ondaatje was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in 1943 and moved to England in 1954. He attended Dulwich C ...
Popular Poems
The Cinnamon Peeler
If I were a cinnamon peeler
I would ride your bed
And leave the yellow bark dust
On your pillow.
To A Sad Daughter
All night long the hockey pictures
gaze down at you
sleeping in your tracksuit.
Belligerent goalies are your ideal.
Griffin calls to come and kiss him goodnight
I yell ok. Finish something I'm doing,
then something else, walk slowly round
the corner to my son's room.
Application For A Driving License
Two birds loved
in a flurry of red feathers
like a burst cottonball,
continuing while I drove over them.
Speaking To You (From Rock Bottom)
Speaking to you
this hour
these days when
I have lost the feather of poetry
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
The first sentence of every novel should be: "Trust me, this will take time but there is order here, very faint, very human." Meander if you want to get to town.
11 November 2014
The past is still, for us, a place that is not safely settled.


Catherine Cotter 03 November 2018
Loving it
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yeeter5000 23 January 2018
i yoted my water bottle down the hall with thomas
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