Charles Simic Quotes: The Time Of Minor Poets Is Coming Good

The Time Of Minor Poets Is Coming. Good-by Whitman, Dickinson, Frost. Welcome You Whose Fame Will Never Reach Beyond Your Closest Family, And Perhaps One Or Two Good Friends Gathered After Dinner Over A Jug Of Fierce Red Wine ... While The Children Are Falling Asleep And Complaining About The Noise You're Making As You Rummage Through The Closets For Your Old Poems, Afraid Your Wife Might've Thrown Them Out With Last Spring's Cleaning.
It's Snowing, Says Someone Who Has Peeked Into The Dark Night, And Then He, Too, Turns Toward You As You Prepare Yourself To Read, In A Manner Somewhat Theatrical And With A Face Turning Red, The Long Rambling Love Poem Whose Final Stanza (unknown To You) Is Hopelessly Missing.
— Charles Simic —

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