Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

America


America, you ode for reality!
Give back the people you took.

Let the sun shine again
on the four corners of the world

you thought of first but do not
own, or keep like a convenience.

People are your own word, you
invented that locus and term.

Here, you said and say, is
where we are. Give back

what we are, these people you made,
us, and nowhere but you to be.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: ode, america, people, sun, world

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (America by Robert Creeley )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. *The Divine Blessings - For Jen Walls an.., C. P. Sharma
  2. Bittersweet, Kelly Curiel
  3. The American Dream, Lilly Emery
  4. *Rumi Speaks, C. P. Sharma
  5. Destiny Misplaced, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. *Stray Thoughts, C. P. Sharma
  7. Shame-Shame Israel, Aftab Alam
  8. Paths Of Childhood, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. lips of flower, Aftab Alam
  10. Sin Salida, Edwin Cordero

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Herrick

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]