Monday, July 15, 2013

Of Blake's Wife

She does all he asks,
yet not even he can see 
centuries very far away.
She tries but fails to read him
the way he insists he be read.
Katherine keeps Will warm.
He dreams his prophecies for her.
It is their bodies that marry.
In cities they find privacy.
What else is there in this life
of charnel houses and poverty
to save his furious poetic soul?

(8-9 July 2013)

copyright 2013 by Floyce Alexander

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