Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Charles Simic, New Poet Laureate

In celebration of our new U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic, here's a poem for you:


Green Buddhas
On the fruit stand.
We eat the smile
And spit out the teeth.

Now, go read some of his other poems, and consider attending the 2007 National Book Festival to see him read and discuss his work!

"Watermelon" is from Return to a Place Lit By a Glass of Milk by Charles Simic. Published by George Braziller. Copyright © 1974.

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