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A Map Of Melancholy

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To P.M.B.

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The cut aches beneath eyelids of sky a glimpse of cherry red
dusk light distorted through water in a glass, trees are sickly yellow
in winter’s killing ice, only the season of Zanna―symphony of trees swirl
coiling uncoiling her hair, shoes nickel into silver along Rue Tillich
in the purlieus of Rosenzwieg Strasse within walking distance of fountains
spray can graffiti, slick kitsch colour: tone koan but there is no continuing
city, not only people but things get broken, elevators from the underworld
to the bright vaulted halls where you clamber with others noisily, wearily
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: love and art
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COMMENTS
Matt Mooney 25 June 2014
The emotions of love carried on a whirlwind of words and expressions giving us all the time glimpses of the poet's greatest prize- the smile of the loved one and the sound of her voice calling his name. A landmark poem.
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