AND THE POLARITIES CRISS-CROSS by Bill Pearlman

Posted by: Bill Pearlman
Published on February 20th, 2016 @ 01:06:00 pm , using 106 words
Category: Commentary

AND THE POLARITIES CRISS-CROSS

‘’A woman unsatisfied must have luxuries. But a woman who loves a man would sleep on a board.

DHL (letter to Murry, 1913)

Turn mind completely off.
No channel rearranged,
no clause surrendered.
The open space, the sea,
the shimmering innuendo

No rigid rationalist aspires
to the sudden revelation,
the unconscious dreamscape
the reunion of the unknown
and what befalls the living

**
Amazing, palpable
ripe configuration of woman,
an actress who wants me
& I move across her
perfectly configured form,
at last circumferenced
and yielded to me, every
bit given and loved,
loved the feel of legs,
arms, body a fullness

--BP

1 comment

Comment from: Jason Furgeson [Visitor]
Poverty is not very romantic, though DHL probably meant that he would recommend love over gold digging. This letter was a query from JM Murry regarding marrying Katherine Mansfield who was used to wealth. They married anyway, but word has it KM was more into women than men, so wealth or poverty was not really the main issue.
03/07/16 @ 10:10