Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Poem: "Fork" by Charles Simic

This strange thing must have crept  
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird’s foot
Worn around the cannibal’s neck.

As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:  
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.

by Charles Simic

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  1. I love the directness of this wonderful poem.

  2. The audience really enjoyed your wonderful poems too, Harvey, when you guested at the CPC readings in Christchurch. I heard plenty of positive feedback from people afterwards when we adjourned to Pomeroys pub.