Thursday, March 27, 2014

For Livia Montana

(Who asked: “What does the beating of the heart and the taste of salt have in common?”)


you feel both in the tremble beside the trachea,
where the carotid and the swallow-muscles clutch.


Blood, they have blood in common,
the taste of tarnished copper in the mouth.


They have grief in common, the skin of the world's drum:
I wonder you would be asking this late in the day.


Dick said...

Beautiful, Dale.

Dale said...

thanks so much, Dick!

Christi Krug said...

I love the asker and the answerer, poet souls Livia and Dale. The answer is beautiful. So is the question.

Dale said...

yes, I didn't feel I was doing more than unfolding the question a little.

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