Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Way - Robert Creeley

(Bio info with earlier poem by Creeley.)  I've always liked this one for its matter-of-factness and simplicity.  And something in me understands/connects with the idea "switch" in the second verse.  I have never been one to engage in locker-room talk, ie. my own version of "don't ask, don't tell", so the theme resonates.
The Way

My love’s manners in bed
are not to be discussed by me,
as mine by her
I would not credit comment upon gracefully.

Yet I ride by the margin of that lake in
the wood, the castle,
and the excitement of strongholds;
and have a small boy’s notion of doing good.

Oh well, I will say here,
knowing each man,
let you find a good wife too,
and love her as hard as you can.

                                                                                           Robert Creeley - American

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