Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lumen Gloriae - 1973

Intinitesimals

Golden maiden in a brazen tower
Behold Jupiter his golden shower

after supper in chinatown
we walked home along the Bowery
our attention
quickened by crash
somebody put a rock
or something or other
thru a shop window
then ran up the stairs
of the hotel
a few doors down

when I got off the bus there she was
I hadn't seen her for almost 3 wks
we walked up a ways to the cottage

moonlight in the room
our bodies exhausted from loving
we lay talking
sleep surprising

vacationers by the hundreds
climbed the sand dunes
and then at intervals
ran down recklessly
what seemed like steps

body in grass
elliptically formed
in turn inscribed
in square
in flame
flower
center
sustained
by
four
angels

Disigilla

water lilies
                  and the reflections
bridge
bride
bridegroom

the heart skips a beat
when the sun withdraws

something like a fall

an elevator from the 15th
to the 1st
without a stop




Lume Gloriae first published in the United States of America in 1973 by Grossman Publishers, New York, NY. Copyright in Japan, 1973, by Mushinsa Limited. Printed in Japan.

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