15 May 2008


As regular readers will know, Charles Simic is among my favorite poets. I have posted on he and his work numerous times. He has a new book of poems out called That Little Something; the following poem jumped out at me.

Charles Simic*

A birdbath on a darkening lawn.

Death playing tag
with someone's little boy,

Trampling on flower beds.

It is going to be a difficult day.
*Charles Simic. 2008. That Little Something. Harcourt, page 30.

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