Don Paterson

(1963 - / Dundee / Scotland)

Poems of Don Paterson

1. My Love 3/15/2012
2. Poetry 1/1/2004

My Love

It’s not the lover that we love, but love
itself, love as in nothing, as in O;
love is the lover’s coin, a coin of no country,
hence: the ring; hence: the moon—
no wonder that empty circle so often figures
in our intimate dark, our skin-trade,
that commerce so furious we often think
love’s something we share; but we’re always wrong.

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