11 March 2013

a poem

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I lie here thinking of you:—

the stain of love
is upon the world!
Yellow, yellow, yellow
it eats into the leaves,
smears with saffron
the horned branches that lean
heavily
against a smooth purple sky!
There is no light
only a honey-thick stain
that drips from leaf to leaf
and limb to limb
spoiling the colors
of the whole world—

you far off there under
the wine-red selvage of the west!



"Love Song" by William Carlos Williams, from William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (The Library of America, 2004).

Photo by me.
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5 comments:

  1. I love this! Especially all the exclamation marks. Also, gorgeous photo.

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  2. What interesting imagery in this poem, quite unlike the imagery I'm used to in love poems.

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  3. wow, beautiful poetry in photo and words. i adore wcw!
    xx
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