A poem for John Perlman

 "Love. Leaf. Light" (for John Perlman

John says the forsythia narrowed to curtain slits,

                                                               in a city of the sun,
made the sage and the rose scent one, &

poet who coincides with Leaf and Light  "telically" strung

  once wrote a sun- or plant- or sage-Love:--
                                                                    a Trilogy!

Appearing to John were even a room lone as the world & poet

                                                                on the Village streets,
  -- every situation never good with him --

  swept once into the heart, age-old and without quietude and

                                                                   a pilgrim's peace

Conrad DiDiodato (2013)


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