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Sonnet 9

John Berryman

Great citadels whereon the gold sun falls
Miss you O Chris sequestered to the West
Which wears you Mayday lily at its breast,
Part and not part, proper to balls and brawls,
Plains, cities, or the yellow shore, not false
Anywhere, free, native and Danishest
Profane and elegant flower,—whom suggest
Frail and not frail, blond rocks and madrigals.

Once in the car (cave of our radical love)
Your darker hair I saw than golden hair,
And where the dashboard lit faintly your least
Enlarged scene, O the midnight bloomed... the East
Less gorgeous, wearing you like a long white glove!


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Added: 1 Mar 2004 | Last Read: 21 Oct 2018 11:32 AM | Viewed: 4719 times

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