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National Poetry Month: Poem-a-Day: First Dose

Posted by grizzlymedia on April 1, 2008

NationalPoetryMonth

Here is your first dose of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day by our very own Poet Laureate, Charles Simic. Enjoy!

Secret History
by Charles SimicOf the light in my room:
Its mood swings,
Dark-morning glooms,
Summer ecstasies.Spider on the wall,
Lamp burning late,
Shoes left by the bed,
I’m your humble scribe.

Dust balls, simple souls
Conferring in the corner.
The pearl earring she lost,
Still to be found.

Silence of falling snow,
Night vanishing without trace,
Only to return.
I’m your humble scribe.

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