Poetry in Motion

New York


Charles Simic
A poster featuring art by Derek Lerner depicts a satellite-looking map in blue pen and ink. Superimposed on the art is a poem in white text titled Poem, written by Charles Simic.


Every morning I forget how it is.
I watch the smoke mount
In great strides above the city.
I belong to no one.

Then I remember my shoes,
How I have to put them on,
How bending over to tie them up
I will look into the earth.