Blog of Love: Day Five

February 12, 2016

Literary Limits

 

Mr J sat reading by the window in his tower

when he noticed seven storeys down

near the edge where the grass slopes

off the yellow-leaved escarpment

a young man in blue blazer and beige pants

and a young woman in brown jacket and blue jeans

lying together

kissing;

not the kind you find on page 90

but kisses that were whole conversations

in the high afternoon haze.

 

Stephen Dedalus spoke from the book:

“A day of dappled seaborne clouds....

The phrase and the day and the scene

harmonized in a chord.”

But Mr J would not agree

until the lovers had gone.

 

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David Haskins is the author of Reclamation (Borealis Press, 1980) and This House is Condemned (Wolsak & Wynn, 2013), as well as numerous contributions to journals and anthologies.

Comments

On February 14 2016 at 11%:33 PM Adri said:

It left me breathless.

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