A DREAM OF LOVE
Because love hungered in earth, in clay, and in the flowers in trees,
in the clustered blossoms of air
and the wavering pallor of sky and seas,
what should I do when such clear,
quiet themes, battered and bitten by rust and skein, grow
as mute as the cold horse-dung?
Is this not where my miserable dreams
snuff out each snow-candle and cut each tongue?
Why do you laugh so (restless and calm) when I,
from the spluttering, red-crested downs
and infernal pother of fire-sparks to the sky,
would wail and wallow in grief? Why
have you woken, small breasted, laughing,
beside me, calling me fool and madman,
puritan prater? You –
whom my hot lust burns to consume and chew!
(from “”Love” Poems For Kathy / Green. Laced. Leaves”)
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