Thirteen Ways of Looking at Love
(1) Emerging triumphant from a dream
the lovers feigned bemusement.
(2) On a cold night one lover absconded
with a favorite memory.
Somewhere a dirge was whistled.
(3) How many lovers does it take to change?
(4) There is a time in early morning
when love is taken for granted.
By nightfall love is taken for granite.
(5) Two kisses reflecting on a moonbeam's laugh
bear curious witness.
(6) If blackbirds conjured the secrets
of the Universe
I would not love you less.
(7) The continents shift apart at
precisely seven inches a year.
Our love expands prodigiously.
(8) Rumors are lies in makeup.
Love has a natural beauty
which sports no ears.
(9) When apprised of his situation
the condemned man drowned his folly
in redolent thoughts of love.
(10) The power of love
was never more poignantly demonstrated
than by the princess who kissed the wrong frog.
(11) If not for lovers
most love songs would go unappreciated.
(12) These were the times that tried men's souls
but the lovers wore no watches.
(13) When asked to comment on the plight of mankind
as the end of time approached,
the lover tells everything,
says sweet nothing.