Monthly Archives: February 2012

Valentine Took

I stood within my room and sang, The window open wide. The name I sang was yours, my dear; It floated far outside. I did not know you walked below And heard my lips rejoice, Until my name came up … Continue reading

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Not Roped

I threw the rope called Valentine Around my Lady’s heart; I pulled and tied and tightened it So we would never part. But when I went to kiss her She said, “Now let me be! I’ll never stay your Valentine … Continue reading

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O Sunset

When I awoke this morning To see you by my side, I knew as sure as light-fall My Valentine was pride. So silently you lay there, And almost smiling, too, While fall and rise of breathing Sent Valentines from you. … Continue reading

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The Diver (after an early work by Ifat)

Far out upon the sky she spreads her arms, Her naked flesh the centerpiece of night. Alone and free and naked where she stands There is no sight above, or down, so right So straight her body, straight her lifted … Continue reading

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Time To Sail!

A song without ending I’d love to sing to you, So here is the beginning, one sentence, it is through. The words will keep on flowing as love flows out from me, And when I’ve got a paragraph a book … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Say “Bye”

You wrote me a letter that said, “Goodbye”, But I, I didn’t say “Bye” to you. I boarded a plane and I did fly, And here am I saying “Hi” to you. It’s possible—not—to turn me ’round; I’ll round again … Continue reading

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I Saw You

I saw you in the dawning When night’s breath lay down still. The sky was smiling faintly; It had not yet a will. In deepest shadow standing Your face was like a flame. I knew a sun was rising, But … Continue reading

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