Sunday, December 27, 2009

A love poem for the new year, by Kenneth Rexroth

This Night Only
Kenneth Rexroth, 1962

Moonlight now on Malibu
The winter night the few stars
Far away millions of miles
The sea going on and on
Forever around the earth
Far and far as your lips are near
Filled with the same light as your eyes
Darling darling darling
The future is long gone by
And the past will never happen
We have only this
Our one forever
So small so infinite
So brief so vast
Immortal as our hands that touch
Deathless as the firelit wine we drink
Almighty as this single kiss
That has no beginning
That will never

(photo by Gene Anthony, 1966)

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