DPF / Collins

For lost words, lines, dreams, from The Best American Poetry: 1997, edited by James Tate, series editor David Lehman.

from Lines Lost Among Trees / by Billy Collins

home to lost epics,
unremembered names,
and fugitive dreams
such as the one I had last night,

which, like a fantastic city in pencil,
erased itself
in the bright morning air
just as I was waking up.