Ten times ten thousand
terrible things in this world
and still I don’t want to leave it




(from Dreams Wander On, Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness, ed.
Robert. Epstein, Modern English Press, 2011)

9 Responses

  1. chief276 Says:

    The food is terrible, and the portions are too small.

    Bill Kenney

  2. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    Interesting response. . . .

  3. Valentina Says:

    This poem captures the truth of life.

  4. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    Thanks for your insight.

  5. snakypoet Says:

    Wonderful – says it all!

  6. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    Happy to know you enjoyed it!

  7. Janet Butler Says:

    Wonderful haiku/poem. I wrote it on the board for my TOEFL students last week, as something had come up that made me think of this exquisite poem, and I wrote it out for my students. A woman from Saudi Arabia fell in love with it, and asked me, today, to find it for her. So, here I am, and will copy and paste it to give it to her tomorrow. Hope this is OK with you! If not, just let me know….

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Precisely, Slyvia – because we know no other world…it's a step into the unknown, or into nothing, possibly :(


  9. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    Thanks so much for letting me know how my poem has been received. Of course I am very happy to have you pass it on to your students.

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