Sunday, August 5, 2012

Love Abounds

William Carlos Williams has a poem called "Turkey in the Straw." It's maybe a love poem, and I think it's one of the truest and most honest understandings of love I've ever read:

I'll put this in my diary:
 On my 65th birthday
I kissed her while she pissed

(Your thighs are apple trees
whose blossoms touch the sky!)

On my 65th birthday
I tussled her breasts.
She didn't even turn away
         but smiled!

It's your 65th birthday!

(I kissed her while she pissed)

For all four of my newlywed friends, I hope for uninterrupted years of apple blossom thighs and kisses, up to age 65 & beyond.

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Hmmm, I need to think about this.