Sunday, July 7, 2013

"This high summer we love will pour its light. . . "

We'll dream of a longer summer
but this is the one we have:
I lay my sunburnt hand
on your table:       this is the time we have

                                         - Adrienne Rich

Post title and excerpt from section 28 of "Contradictions: Tracking Poems," 1983-85. Later Poems: Selected and New, 1971-2012. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.