Saturday, 14 June 2014

Day 694: Letter & The Moon

Staying with the honey moon still high in the sky today/tonight, here's a poem 'spattered with moonlight', beautifully written, about love. But in contrast to yesterday's calm love lyric, it's a troubled sort of love here, with revolt brewing.


The Letter - Amy Lowell

Little cramped words scrawling all over the paper
Like draggled fly’s legs,
What can you tell of the flaring moon
Through the oak leaves?
Or of my uncertain window and the bare floor
Spattered with moonlight?
Your silly quirks and twists have nothing in them
Of blossoming hawthorns,
And this paper is dull, crisp, smooth, virgin of loveliness
Beneath my hand.

I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against
The want of you;
Of squeezing it into little inkdrops,
And posting it.
And I scald alone, here, under the fire
Of the great moon.

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