Today's poem is by Billy Collins
I am an ant inside a blue bowl
on the table of a cruel prince.
Battle plans are being discussed.
Much rice wine is poured.
But even when he angers
and drives a long knife into the table,
I continue to quietly circle
the bowl, hand-painted with oranges and green vines.
Copyright © 2007 Billy Collins All rights reserved
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