Treasure Island

Harold Hart Crane

(21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 / Garrettsville, Ohio)

Forgetfulness


Forgetfulness is like a song
That, freed from beat and measure, wanders.
Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled,
Outspread and motionless, --
A bird that coasts the wind unwearyingly.

Forgetfulness is rain at night,
Or an old house in a forest, -- or a child.
Forgetfulness is white, -- white as a blasted tree,
And it may stun the sybil into prophecy,
Or bury the Gods.

I can remember much forgetfulness.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: remember, house, tree, rain, child, song, wind, night, children

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 (Forgetfulness by Harold Hart Crane )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Creativity, Tex T Sarnie
  2. Three Small Fancies, Ananta Madhavan
  3. Sips through lips, Aftab Alam
  4. The Mature Woman 2, Tex T Sarnie
  5. Invitation for Re - Opening Ceremony!, sisirachandra vaduge
  6. Unbarreled Gun, Edwin Cordero
  7. Thread of thought, Roann Mendriq
  8. Baking Bread, Roann Mendriq
  9. Completion, White Lily
  10. Tears, Michael McParland

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Tears, Michael McParland
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Television, Roald Dahl
  10. A Ballad of Gentleness, Geoffrey Chaucer

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]