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2019.08.18 08:33

Forgetfulness by Billy Collins.

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The name of

the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,

something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.
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  • Huijun 2019.08.18 17:15

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  • Ayerhs 2019.08.21 13:47

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    ❤️❤️ Earlier I used to listen to a selected collection of poets, the British poets the classics, but following your posts has introduced me to a whole new world of poetry!! Each of the poems you post are wonderful❣️💞 and you recite so beautifully!! Thank you so much. Listening you recite just made my day! 😇👼
  • Shamus 2019.08.21 20:08

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    @Ayerhs Wow. I'm really glad to see your post and appreciation. Thank you very much. 😊💕

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