‘Eyes Fastened With Pins’ by Charles Simic

‘Eyes Fastened With Pins’

by Charles Simic2015-03-18 13.27.09

“How much death works,
No one knows what a long
Day he puts in. The little
Wife always alone
Ironing death’s laundry.
The beautiful daughters…”

You can read the complete poem here. Charles Simic was born on this day in 1938, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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