“Diana, Sleeping Full Moon” : New, black and white, astronomical symbolism, personified full moon image, distorted female face, surrealism, mythical, mythological symbolism, female,human, woman face symbolism, facial expressions, contemporary chiaros


    Wife Poem

    And it’s clear at last, she dropped
    down from the moon, not like some
    sylphy Cynthia at Delphi, after all she’s
    not seventeen, but with the sexual
    grace and personal implacability
    of a goddess of our time; so he says to
    himself at night seeing the glow
    of her sleep in her half (two-thirds really)
    of their bed, the claire de lune of her shoulder
    and forehead behind the deep clouds
    of her hair. He drinks his wine
    and swallows more pills. The birds
    make their first aubade, little chirps and
    chitterings, and outside the first light
    mists their window. The day will be awful,
    nervy and dull and sullen. His last
    cigarette, his final gulp of chardonnay,
    and he presses against her warm glow,
    thinking of how he swam as a boy
    of twelve in the warm pond beyond
    the elms and hickories at the meadow’s
    edge. He turned like a sleepy carp among
    the water lilies, under the dragonflies
    and hot clouds of the old days of summer.

    Hayden Carruth

thank you hatsu-hana for the celestial

good night


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