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Watermelons

Green Buddhas
On the fruit stand.
We eat the smile
And spit out the teeth.

Credit


From Return to a Place Lit By a Glass of Milk, by Charles Simic. Published by George Braziller. Copyright © 1974. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Author


Charles Simic

Charles Simic received the Academy Fellowship in 1998 and was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2000. 

Date Published: 1974-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/watermelons