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My fav love poem ever.

February 26th, 2006 (08:21 am)
current mood: jovial
current song: - FolkAlley.com

Love Poem

My clumsiest dear, whose hands shipwreck vases,
At whose quick touch all glasses chip and ring,
Whose palms are bulls in china, burrs in linen,
And have no cunning with any soft thing


Except all ill-at-ease fidgeting people:
The refugee uncertain at the door
You make at home; deftly you steady
The drunk clambering on his undulant floor.


Unpredictable dear, the taxi drivers’ terror,
Shrinking from far headlights pale as a dime
Yet leaping before red apoplectic streetcars—
Misfit in any space. And never on time.


A wrench in clocks and the solar system. Only
With words and people and love you move at ease.
In traffic of wit expertly manoeuvre
And keep us, all devotion, at your knees.


Forgetting your coffee spreading on our flannel,
Your lipstick grinning on our coat,
So gayly in love’s unbreakable heaven
Our souls on glory of spilt bourbon float.

Be with me darling, early and late. Smash glasses—
I will study wry music for your sake.
For should your hands drop white and empty
All the toys of the world would break.

—John Frederick Nims (b. 1914)

Comments

Posted by: . (ambrosiaoferis)
Posted at: February 26th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)

Thanks again for introducing me to this poem in between moments of puke. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
Nice!

Hey girlie girl...you so cute! Muah!

Posted by: deenamita (deeahblita)
Posted at: February 27th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice!
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mwuhahahaaaa.... ruby. you gonna come by the shop or what?

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