Sunday, January 20, 2013

ars poetica

Lisbon - Elevador de Santa Justa
Do you remember
Honey-melon moon
Dripping thick sweet light
Where Canal Street saunters off by herself among quiet trees?
And the faint decayed patchouli--
Fragrance of New Orleans
Like a dead tube rose
Upheld in the warm air ...
Miraculously whole.


Potpourri by: Lola Ridge (1871-1941)