Charles Simic has won essentially every poetry prize and honor there is to win – a Pulitzer Prize, Frost Medal, MacArthur Award – and was Poet Laureate of the United States 2007-2008. You can read his extensive biography here. This short little poem, “Fear,” was my first (and recent) introduction to him. It has definitely left me eager to read more of his work! I took a bit of liberty arranging this poem with the illustration, so if you would like to see it as a single stanza, click here. Drawing (ink on paper) and composition by me. Have a wonderful weekend!