Charles Simic

(9 May 1938)

Read Your Fate


A world's disappearing.
Little street,
You were too narrow,
Too much in the shade already.

You had only one dog,
One lone child.
You hid your biggest mirror,
Your undressed lovers.

Someone carted them off
In an open truck.
They were still naked, travelling
On their sofa

Over a darkening plain,
Some unknown Kansas or Nebraska
With a storm brewing.
The woman opening a red umbrella

In the truck. The boy
And the dog running after them,
As if after a rooster
With its head chopped off.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: dog, mirror, running, woman, child, red, fate, world, women, 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 (Read Your Fate by Charles Simic )

Enter the verification code :

  • Erhard Hans Josef Lang (8/15/2006 11:58:00 PM)

    Exactly the way how fate comes stepping into one's life - catching one totally unawares. It's but after things have happened - if not only after reading this good piece of yours - that one starts reading one's fate. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Allen Chronicles, Romella Kitchens
  2. My eyes, Cee Bea
  3. E-rated poemier-all us, Elvis Airohi
  4. April Woman, Salma Jayyusi
  5. The Ship of Love, Salma Jayyusi
  6. Censorious Ignorance, michael walkerjohn
  7. Ludio ludius Lego, michael walkerjohn
  8. Right to exist, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Dead Leaves, David Lacey
  10. Brookstones, Cee Bea

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]