Sunday, November 7, 2010

"The river in its abundance"

Eros at Temple Stream
by Denise Levertov

The river in its abundance
all about us as we stood
on a warm rock to wash

smoothing in long
sliding strokes
our soapy hands along each other’s
slippery cool bodies

quiet and slow in the midst of
the quick of the
sounding river

our hands were
stealing upon quickened flesh until

no part of us but was
sleek and
on fire

From Selected Poems

Liebespaar, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1908

1 comment:

Tommasina said...

Wow; great! (Sorry I don't have anything more intellectual to say right now~)