Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is what it is like, in words

Words, Wide Night
Carol Ann Duffy

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.

The room is turning slowly away from the moon.
This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say
it is sad? In one of the tenses I am singing
an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La la la la. See? I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross
to reach you. For I am in love with you
and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.

1 comment:

Rukhiya said...

I think it is like sneering at how the words fall when you attempt at deconstructing a feeling, seeming most irrational and most times making very little 'sense'-the tailoring of a passage to express or show what it is really like inside your mind is really a lost war.

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