Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CHARLES SIMIC, THE LUNATIC ~








THE HORSE



I awoke in the middle of the night to find

A horse standing quietly over my bed.

My friend, I'm so glad you're here, I said,

It's snowing and you must've been cold

And lonely in your stable down the road

With the farmer and his wife both dead.



I'll throw a blanket over you and check

If there is a lump of sugar in the kitchen,

Like the one I saw a man in a top hat

Slip to a mare in a circus, but I fear you might

Be gone when I get back, so I better stay

And keep you company here in the dark.



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CHARLES SIMIC
The Lunatic
Ecco, 2015



"All writers have some secret about the way they work. Mine is that I write in bed."
CHARLES SIMIC





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