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Words, Wide Night

Words, Wide Night

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
And the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say
It is sad? In one of the tenses I singing
An impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La lala la. See? I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross
To reach you. For I am in love with you

And this is what it is like or what it is like in words.



Poem Words, Wide Night - Carol Ann Duffy