n Scrutiny2 - Poems by John Eppel, Jennifer Ann Lean and Gail Dendy : poetry

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-5359
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  • Source : Scrutiny2, Volume 11, Issue 1, Jan 2006, p. 97 - 108
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


Extracted from text ... ~ 97 . . . . POETRY Poolside Rilke Such comfort on the couch uncomfortable, such gazing by a lovesick moon on hands entwined like mating cobras. And the still red frog, and the still read poet, understands what we cannot, may not, should not, would not understand ? save the white candle burning, the scent of smoke, of aloe, of long hot summers to come. Ineffable yearning. ``Leben und tod.'' Liebestod. Liebe girl, liebevolle girl. ``Hold me in your sweet embrace'', relax me, then slowly unfurl fingers, glasses, noses, arms, elbows, feet return the moon's gaze. ``Doch in-der-welt sein'' ..

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