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Rain – Jack Gilbert / Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau, Le Manège de Monsieur Bamé ,1955

Robert Doisneau, Le Manège de Monsieur Bamé ,1955

Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
The blues gone gray
And the browns gone gray
And yellow
A terrible amber.
In the cold streets
Your warm body.
In whatever room
Your warm body.
among all the people
Your absence
The people who are always
Not you.

I have been easy with trees
Too long.
Too familiar with mountains
Joy has been a habit.
Now
Suddenly
This rain.

Jack Gilbert

E-book: Jack Gilbert Poems Here

Jack Gilbert (February 18, 1925 – November 13, 2012) was an American poet. 

It’s not far from the truth. Language is a conspiracy by which we communicate. If you went back in time even a few decades, you would have difficulty making yourself understood.

The forgotten language of love? Here is a passage from a famous old love song:

“Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks. Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies”

Jack Gilbert:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Gil…

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