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delilah contrapunctal Female, 94, United States (8/28/2013 11:36:00 PM)

W.S.Merwin-
from The Shadow of Sirius (2009)

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  • delilah contrapunctal (8/28/2013 11:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Dream of Koa Returning

    Sitting on the steps of that cabin
    that I had always known
    with its porch and gray-painted floorboards
    I looked out to the river
    flowing behind the big trees
    and all at once you
    were just behind me
    lying watching me
    as you did years ago
    and not stirring at all
    when I reached back slowly
    hoping to touch your long amber fur
    and there we stayed without moving
    listening to the river
    and I wondered whether
    it might be a dream
    whether you might be a dream
    whether we both were a dream
    in which neither of us moved

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    • Bull Hawking (8/29/2013 3:48:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Damn fine poem D.....thanks for posting it...this one creates its own magic....creates a small place to live apart from the world's own bustle.....something I have done in my own inner life. Keep s ... more

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