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

in the midst of the collapse our room dark our
speech our love the background


our bodies naked given up to each other reveal

the ecstasy the earth


the world a river flowing reflecting light revealing

a river flower the world reveals our love in love


your odor returning night the bed our love returns

sea our first year


body to body our night less boundary than fragrance

releases bird hill river


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


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