Scribbled in the Dark: Poems

Scribbled in the Dark: Poems

by Charles Simic


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062661180
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 773,985
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Charles Simic, poet, essayist, and translator, was born in Yugoslavia in 1938 and immigrated to the United States in 1954. Since 1967, he has published twenty books of his own poetry, in addition to a memoir; the essay collection The Life of Images; and numerous books of translations for which he has received many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Wallace Stevens Award. Simic is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and in 2007 was chosen as poet laureate of the United States. He is emeritus professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he has taught since 1973, and is distinguished visiting writer at New York University.

Table of Contents


Dark Night's Fly Catcher 3

Seeing Things 4

At The Vacancy Sign 5

That Elusive Something 6

Fair-Weather Friends 7

Uninvited Guest 8

All Gone Into The Dark 9

The Week 10

To Boredom 11

Fish Out Of Water 12

Illegible Scribble 13

History 14

Signs Of The Times 15

In The Courtroom 16

Missed Chance 17


January 21

In Wonder 22

In The Snow 23

Ancient Combatant 24

The Night and The Cold 25

All Things In Precipitous Decline 26

The Cricket On My Pillow 27

Winter Fly 28

Bare Trees 29

Roadhouse 30

Stray Hen 31

The White Cat 32

The One Who Disappeared 33

The Message 34

Birds Know 35


The Movie 39

Belladonna 40

On Cloud Nine 41

Swept Away 42

My Goddess 43

The Lucky Couple 44

Dead Sure 45

The Lover 46

The Saint 47

The Art Of Happiness 48

In Someone's Backyard 49

Cherry Pie 50

A Day Came 51

Haunted House 52

The Blizzard 53


The Infinite 57

Last Bet For The Night 58

Description 59

Mystery Theater 60

Shadow On The Wall 61

Looking For A Place To Hide 62

Scribbled In The Dark 63

In The Greek Church 64

The Masque 65

Many A Holy Man 66

The Lifeboat 67

Past The Cemetery 68

Star Atlas 69

Night Owls 71

At Tender Mercy 72

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