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Charles Simic - Errata

Where it says snow 
read teeth-marks of a virgin 
Where it says knife read 
you passed through my bones 
like a police-whistle 
Where it says table read horse 
Where it says horse read my migrant's bundle 
Apples are to remain apples 
Each time a hat appears 
think of Isaac Newton 
reading the Old Testament 
Remove all periods 
They are scars made by words 
I couldn't bring myself to say 
Put a finger over each sunrise 
it will blind you otherwise 
That damn ant is still stirring 
Will there be time left to list 
all errors to replace 
all hands guns owls plates 
all cigars ponds woods and reach 
that beer-bottle my greatest mistake 
the word I allowed to be written 
when I should have shouted 
her name

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Poet: Charles Simic
Poem: Errata

Comment 1 of 1, added on August 3rd, 2007 at 2:12 AM.

One of my favorite poems. Love, love, LOVE this poem!
Go Charles! Congrats on being chosed as our new Poet Laureate!


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