Monday, March 18, 2013

Thirsty Valentine

In Aegina once where Plato
was born perhaps
in an unclear year
an unknown province
certain unheard-of ideas
entered the Aegean wind-
stream not as any trance-
inducing fragrance so much as
in something they called thinking
during which the voice of a god
could be heard from inside oneself
like the switch had been turned on
rather than coming from a cave
or incoherent virgin’s thirsty lips


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