poet Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

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On The Marriage Of A Virgin

Waking alone in a multitude of loves when morning's light
Surprised in the opening of her nightlong eyes
His golden yesterday asleep upon the iris
And this day's sun leapt up the sky out of her thighs
Was miraculous virginity old as loaves and fishes,
Though the moment of a miracle is unending lightning
And the shipyards of Galilee's footprints hide a navy of doves.

No longer will the vibrations of the sun desire on
Her deepsea pillow where once she married alone,
Her heart all ears and eyes, lips catching the avalanche
Of the golden ghost who ringed with his streams her mercury bone,
Who under the lids of her windows hoisted his golden luggage,
For a man sleeps where fire leapt down and she learns through his arm
That other sun, the jealous coursing of the unrivalled blood.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/27/2019 12:13:00 PM)

    the golden ghost who ringed with his streams her mercury bone,
    Who under the lids of her windows hoisted his golden luggage,
    For a man sleeps where fire leapt down and she learns through his arm
    That other sun, the jealous coursing of the unrivalled blood.. indeed a very fine poem. tony

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 2:14:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine oit

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