Thursday, February 24, 2011

To Dorothy- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

To Dorothy- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More:
I'm so in love with this poem, I had to share it.
"To Dorothy by Marvin Bell You are not beautiful, exactly. You are beautiful, inexactly. You let a weed grow by the mulberry and a mulberry grow by the house. So close, in the personal quiet of a windy night, it brushes the wall and sweeps away the day till we sleep. A child said it, and it seemed true: 'Things that are lost are all equal.' But it isn't true. If I lost you, the air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow. Someone would pull the weed, my flower. The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you, I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep."

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