The Literary Agent, Introduction Revisited



Whatever you are: books or nooks,
near shelves, sitting on rocks in brooks,
stuffed-up covers of the bed,
notions of a hero in my head –
as a snail, you’ve landed again,
finally, upon the beach of man
into far reaches of all days
and finding me in middle-page.

I found you, or you found me, when,
opening a book in my windowed den:
Ah hah! I felt you once again!
To enrich my soul: my old lost friend!

Snuggled-up with boyhood novels
that my father gave to me,
I felt you then, quiet, vague,
as you entered revelry.

How long have you resided in
my soul yet unannounced?
Do you fly the whole world o’er
and go from house to house?

Such mythological thoughts bestir
a wondering in my mind,
but yet thy full identity
is recognized in time.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

42 sec read
0

Quick analysis:

Scheme AABBCXXX CCCX XDXD XXEX EXDX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 719
Words 140
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 8, 4, 4, 4, 4

Discuss the poem The Literary Agent, Introduction Revisited with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The Literary Agent, Introduction Revisited" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 18 Jul 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/87119/the-literary-agent,-introduction-revisited>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    July 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    13
    days
    16
    hours
    3
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    A Persian poet writing in the 14th century who had a strong impact and influence on Goethe
    A Hafez
    B Rumi
    C Ferdowsi
    D Sa'adi