Words, Wide Night, by Carol Ann Duffy

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us. I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say
it is sad? In one of the tenses I am singing
an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La lala la. See? I close my eyes and imagine
the dark hills I would have to cross
to reach you. For I am in love with you and this

is what it is like or what it is like in words.

-Carol Ann Duffy, The Other Country

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  1. Noora says:

    Your poem touched me deeply. Thank you for sharing.

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