Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Prefiguration, 1973


So Close

against light you my wife gather flowers along

the river reflecting hill and forsythia
at night, your fragrance dissolves metaphor
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in the midst of the collapse our room dark our
speech our love the background

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our bodies naked given up to each other reveal

the ecstasy the earth

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the world a river flowing reflecting light revealing

a river flower the world reveals our love in love

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your odor returning night the bed our love returns

sea our first year

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body to body our night less boundary than fragrance

releases bird hill river

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Beautiful love poems by Frank Samperi from The Prefiguration, published in 1973.







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