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Two Poems

Two Poems B I L L T R E M B L A Y l e o n Õ s l o v e l e t t e r t o f r i d a When I saw you against the sky climbing the Sun Temple in the City of the Gods I glimpsed your divinity Perhaps it is Mexico, perhaps the heat that invades my brain as the shimmering air invades the earth through the walls of your Blue House where I live like a man obsessed with the belief that you could restore me I know it Õs no way to woo a woman to speak of loving another years ago, yet no woman since Alexandra has stirred my heart with such tender passion We were young revolutionaries exiled to Ust-Kut, living in a hut between the forest and the Lena River At night when we looked at one another with love eyes Þrst we had to shut out the screams of drunks from the saloon next door, then pinch the light from our candle to lie in the dark, bedeviled by cockroaches crawling over our naked bodies alone in the vast Siberian winter Together we made http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Two Poems

Manoa , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 1, 2001

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Copyright © 2001 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

B I L L T R E M B L A Y l e o n Õ s l o v e l e t t e r t o f r i d a When I saw you against the sky climbing the Sun Temple in the City of the Gods I glimpsed your divinity Perhaps it is Mexico, perhaps the heat that invades my brain as the shimmering air invades the earth through the walls of your Blue House where I live like a man obsessed with the belief that you could restore me I know it Õs no way to woo a woman to speak of loving another years ago, yet no woman since Alexandra has stirred my heart with such tender passion We were young revolutionaries exiled to Ust-Kut, living in a hut between the forest and the Lena River At night when we looked at one another with love eyes Þrst we had to shut out the screams of drunks from the saloon next door, then pinch the light from our candle to lie in the dark, bedeviled by cockroaches crawling over our naked bodies alone in the vast Siberian winter Together we made

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 2001

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