Delmore Schwartz

Brooklyn / New York / United States
Delmore Schwartz
Brooklyn / New York / United States
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Archaic Bust Of Apollo

Rating: 2.6
(After Rilke)


We cannot know the indescribable face
Where the eyes like apples ripened. Even so,
His torso has a candelabra's glow,
His gaze, contained as in a mirror's grace,

Shines within it. Otherwise his breast
Would not be dazzling. Nor would you recognize
The smile that moves along his curving thighs,
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