Thursday, October 13, 2005

thump-ripe melon


"...i don't want too much a field across the road and a few good friends
she used to come & see me but she was always there & gone
even the very longest love does not last too long
she'd stand there in my doorway smoothing out her dress& say "this life is a thump-ripe melon--so sweet and such a mess"
Rexroth's Daughter by Greg Brown