up into the silence the green… (41)

up into the silence the green
silence with a white earth in it

you will(kiss me)go

out into the morning the young
morning with a warm world in it

(kiss me)you will go

on into the sunlight the fine
sunlight with a firm day in it

you will go(kiss me

down into your memory and
a memory and memory

i)kiss me,(will go)

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5 Comments

  1. tiff says:

    up into the silence the green is about a man lossing his lover. the “up into the silence the green” is a ground barriel place, death. the earth. and “Silence with white earth in it.” is seeing heaven. his lover going to heaven. (kiss me down into your memory & a memory & memory i will go)-his lover is now only a memory left in his head, her physical repensitation is no longer there. only images of his lover are left in his head.

  2. ashley says:

    brilliant

  3. cleo says:

    Fresh, green, soft, like spring. The sort of poem that is too good for analysis, I just like to read it over and over.

  4. ConqueringId says:

    Great poem. I am imagining two lovers parting in the morning, perhaps their love is a secret and the young lady must go before her absense is noted, and her lover understands why she must go and insists she does but at the same time will not allow her to leave, continuating their lovemaking. It is quite poignant.

  5. B.E. says:

    my favorite poem and the reason for my first kiss,

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