Charles Simic

(1938 / Belgrade)

Autumn Sky - Poem by Charles Simic

In my great grandmother's time,
All one needed was a broom
To get to see places
And give the geese a chase in the sky.

The stars know everything,
So we try to read their minds.
As distant as they are,
We choose to whisper in their presence.

Oh Cynthia,
Take a clock that has lost its hands
For a ride.
Get me a room at Hotel Eternity
Where Time likes to stop now and then.

Come, lovers of dark corners,
The sky says,
And sit in one of my dark corners.
There are tasty little zeroes
In the peanut dish tonight.

Topic(s) of this poem: sky


Comments about Autumn Sky by Charles Simic

  • Susan Williams (1/7/2016 5:08:00 PM)

    Again he can combine beauty and humor seamlessly in one piece. Again I enjoyed tremendously.. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/7/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    Come, lovers of dark corners,
    The sky says,
    And sit in one of my dark corners.
    There are tasty little zeroes
    In the peanut dish tonight.
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  • (1/7/2016 6:49:00 AM)

    Beautiful and meaningful poem with excellent rhyme and inspirational too. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015



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