Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse

Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse

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Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse

Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New Verse

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CONVERSATION: undertones

What shall we talk of — Li Po? Hokusai? —
You narrow your long dark eyes to fascinate me;
You smile a little…. Outside, the night goes by.
I walk alone in a forest of ghostly trees….
Your pale hands rest palm downwards on your knees.

These lines — converging — they suggest such dis
        tance!
The soul is drawn away, beyond horizons,—
Lured out to what? One dares not think.
Sometimes — I glimpse these infinite perspectives
In intimate talk (—with such as you) and
        shrink….

‘ One feels so petty! — One feels such — empti
        ness! —’
You mimic horror, let fall your lifted hand,
And smile at me; with brooding tenderness….
Alone in darkened waters I fall and rise;
Slow waves above me break, faint waves of cries.

‘ and then, these colors … but who would dare
        describe them?
This faint rose-coral pink … this green —
        pistachio? — . . .

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