My Favorite Poems From Published Authors

These are the poems that I like and are officially published.
Keep yourself updated with the literary world! :)  xx

                                                  -Billy Collins

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,

something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.

Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue,
not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.

It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall,
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.

No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! celine
    자주 들어와야 겠군...
    내가 15년전 쯤에 개인 홈페이지 만들고 친구들한테 홍보했던 때가 생각이 나는군.. 홈페이지가 뭔데? 했던 원시인(지금생각하면)같은 친구들..ㅋㅋ
    그때 나의 유일한 취미.. ㅎㅎ
    그 취미가 지금은 직업이 되었고 지금 하고 있는 일을 즐겁게 하고 있는 나 ^.^
    시간이 지나면서 조금씩 블로그를 꾸미다 보면 언젠간 지금 블로그를 보며 가슴 뿌듯한 날이 반드시 올것이고 성공하는 날도 반드시 온다.
    즐기다 보면 자신도 모르게 높은 위치에 올라와 있는것 처럼... ㅎㅎ