Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Love Letter

Sometimes when I run across a bit of prose that seems particularly poetic, I like to experiment with seeing what it would be like as a poem. This one is from a love letter.

My Love For You Tonight
by Katherine Mansfield

My love for you tonight
is so deep and tender
that it seems to be

outside myself

as well.

I am fast
shut up
a little lake
in the embrace
of some big mountains.

If you were to
climb up the mountains,
you would see me
down below,
deep and shining —
and quite fathomless,
my dear.

You might
drop your heart into me
and you'd
hear it
touch bottom.


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