Charles Simic — American Poet born on May 09, 1938,

Dušan "Charles" Simić is a Serbian-American poet and was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for Selected Poems, 1963-1983 and in 1987 for Unending Blues. He was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007... (wikipedia)

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.

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