Rate this poem:0.0 / 0 votes

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

Quick analysis:

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...



    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)


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


    "The Literary Agent, Introduction Revisited" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 2 Jun 2023. <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!

    June 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    Lewis Carroll wrote: "You are old father William, the young man said..."
    • A. "and your eyes have become less bright"
    • B. "and your hair has become very white"
    • C. "and you're going to die tonight"
    • D. "and you seem to have lost your sight"