My lovers suffocate me, Crowding my lips, thick in the pores of my skin, Jostling me through streets and public halls, coming naked to me at night, Crying by day, Ahoy!
Hands I have taken, face I have kiss'd, mortal I have ever touch'd, it shall be you.
My feet strike an apex of the apices of the stairs, On every step bunches of ages, and larger bunches between the steps, All below duly travel'd, and still I mount and mount.A gigantic beauty of a stallion, fresh and responsive to my caresses, Head high in the forehead, wide between the ears, Limbs glossy and supple, tail dusting the ground, Eyes full of sparkling wickedness, ears finely cut, flexibly moving.Sure as nye slot spill ingen innskudd kreves the most certain sure, plumb in the uprights, well entretied, braced in the beams, Stout as a horse, affectionate, haughty, electrical, I and this mystery here we stand.I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!) My signs are a rain-proof coat, good shoes, and a staff cut from the woods, No friend of mine takes his ease in my chair, I have no chair, no church, no philosophy, I lead no man.That I could look with a separate look on my own crucifixion and bloody crowning.Of the turbid pool that lies in the autumn forest, Of the moon that descends the steeps of the soughing twilight, Toss, sparkles of day and dusk-toss on the black stems that decay in the muck, Toss to the moaning gibberish of the dry limbs.A tenor large and fresh as the creation fills me, The orbic flex of his mouth is pouring and filling me full.List to the yarn, as my grandmother's father the sailor told it.Back to top DayPoems Poem.49 And as to you Death, and you bitter hug of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm.45 O span of youth!The tops alone second the fire of this little battery, especially the main-top, They hold out bravely during the whole of the action.
Look to your arms!
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