George Szirtes

(Budapest)

George Szirtes Poems

1. Actaeon 9/29/2015

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Actaeon

O, my America, my Newfoundland
John Donne, 'Elegy 20'


O, my America, discovered by slim chance,
behind, as it seemed, a washing line
I shoved aside without thinking -
does desire have thoughts or define
its object, consuming all in a glance?

You, with your several flesh sinking
upon itself in attitudes of hurt,
while the dogs at my heels
growl at the strange red shirt
under a horned moon, you, drinking

night water - tell me what the eye steals
or borrows. What can't we let go
without protest? My own body turns
against me as I sense ...

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