Saturday, August 16, 2008
"You blind me with flashes of laughter..."
Lest I should know you too easily, you play with me.
You blind me with flashes of laughter to hide your tears.
I know, I know your art;
You never say the word you would.
(From "VIII," first published in Poetry, June 1913. Complete text at Poetry Foundation.)
Photo by Wilhelm von Pluschow (1852-1930) from Wikimedia Commons.