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Sonnet 2

John Berryman

Your shining—where?—rays my wide room with gold;
Grey rooms all day, green streets I visited,
Blazed with you possible; other voices bred
Yours in my quick ear; when the rain was cold
Shiver it might make shoulders I behold
Sloping through kite-slipt hours, tingling. I said
A month since, 'I will see that cloud-gold head,
Those eyes lighten, and go by': then your thunder rolled.

Drowned all sound else, I come driven to learn
Fearful and happy, deafening rumours of
The complete conversations of the angels, now
As nude upon some warm lawn softly turn
Toward me the silences of your breasts... My vow!...
One knee unnerves the voyeur sky enough.

Submitted by Holt

Added: 1 Mar 2004 | Last Read: 16 Aug 2018 5:22 PM | Viewed: 5067 times

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