Posted 14.09.12 in Writing
Farewell, my lovely –
Pearls are a nuisance of human bondage.
Beloved, never let me go walking
on broken glass; to the lighthouse.
In the time of Cholera, kiss
Kiss the beautiful,
and the damned kiss the dust.
Take a girl like you, farewell
(My lovely, we are still married)
to the lighthouse, the sea
Women in love – a mind to murder
a handful of dust.
Ruby’s poem was chosen by Jon Stone as one of his favourite individual responses to the August Challenges. It is a response to Challenge 1 ‘Bookshelf Poem’.
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