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Still And All

Lines for a Wedding   July 2nd, 1994


The one red rose that I mean

made its existence felt

in the usual way,

embodies a singular reply

carmelized with summer attributes.

A Cannery Row rose

more telling in its descriptions of the equinox

prefacing the ministering angels

whose sanctified church took refuge

in his form        Now that you’ve come

this far, there are shadows still

auras interlacing an occasion

night revives.      So where to go,

what to be in under a firmament

of our desire so to be blessed & be

off again.   And come to you at last

for the comedy in it.    I can see

heaths & coasts, some phenomenon’s

unbirthing.       The soul can live

with that, with a diamond-like

purity just inside this window.



[Originally published in NHS 1995, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs95/index.html#9.]