Monday, May 28, 2012

Breathing (a romance)

for Christy & Edward

The waves roll glimpses of sky
steeped in voluptuous harmonies
just as the light blue light of Mississippi
(I imagine) kicks off a rocking little number
in the heart
                              & it’s strange to discover that there’s
no difference
              between what you want
& what you need
                              but that sometimes love makes it so
I guess that’s nothing you both
didn’t already know
singing as it does throughout Eddie’s Patio Poems
which I hear ringing as an extended echo of
the “Bright Star” sonnet
              as you are reflected in each others eyes
“awake forever in a sweet unrest”
                              so tenderly given, so tenderly taken
that breath commingled be
each to each