Charles Simic Quotes

Only brooms Know the devil Still exists, That the snow grows whiter After a crow has flown over it,
Charles Simic (b. 1938), Yugoslav-U.S. poet. Brooms (l. 1-5). . . American Poetry Anthology, The. Daniel Halpern, ed. (1975) Avon Books.
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And then finally there's your grandmother Sweeping the dust of the nineteenth century Into the twentieth, and your grandfather plucking A straw out of the broom to pick his teeth.
Charles Simic (b. 1938), Yugoslav-U.S. poet. Brooms (l. 55-58). . . American Poetry Anthology, The. Daniel Halpern, ed. (1975) Avon Books.
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They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry. In prison they accompany the jailer, Enter cells to hear confessions. Their short-end comes down When you least expect it.
Charles Simic (b. 1938), Yugoslav-U.S. poet. Brooms (l. 17-21). . . American Poetry Anthology, The. Daniel Halpern, ed. (1975) Avon Books.
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There are knives that glitter like altars In a dark church Where they bring the cripple and the imbecile To be healed. There's a woden block where bones are broken, Scraped clean—a river dried to its bed
Charles Simic (b. 1938), Yugoslav-U.S. poet. Butcher Shop (l. 9-14). . . New Naked Poetry, The; Recent American Poetry in Open Forms. Stephen Berg and Robert Mezey, eds. (1976) The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
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