Thursday, September 29, 2011

Readings: Some Highbrow Erotica

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In a poem entitled "Etymology" from the collection Time and Materials, Robert Hass, immediately after presenting us with images of a waterfall, and rapids of flowing water, gives us this transcendentally beautiful erotic image:


xxxAnd what to say of her wetness? The Anglo-Saxons
xxxHad a name for it. They called it silm.
xxxThey were navigators. It was also
xxxTheir word for the look of moonlight on the sea.

Oh, my...
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4 comments:

kerryn tredrea said...

oh my indeed. & thanks, our country is soooo mysogenist it is good for my endorphins to read this.

Rodak said...

I'm glad that you found it! Mr. Hass is quite the poet!

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely comparison...

Rodak said...

Yes. I just loved that image.