Poem for August 7

August 7, 2012 § Leave a comment


smart and coated by a script
flowing on true
pure human feelings.
despite acute control of error
most of all weapons
before marriage bond.
the loneliness transmitted is impressive.
a wealthy producer tombstones
steals a little, a little mess
unreceptive echoes, subdued lights, empty roads.
the festive suit stands alongside the pale white
as well as to remove what wish of the lines
of what they wish in addition, many also.
it seems that in every character’s life
this sad side of christmas will last forever.

-Tom Raworth, published in the journal Lana Turner (#4, 2012).


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