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Kenneth Patchen – “Do Me That Love”

‘Do Me That Love’

Do me that love
As a tree, tree
Where birds and wind
Sing though they know
How real night is
And no one can
Go on for long
In any way
Do me that love

Do me that love
As the rain, rain
That has voices
In it, the greats’
And fools’, poor dead
From old weathers —
Lives considered
And rejected
As ours will be.
The rain comes down
And flowers grow
On the graves of
Our enemies
Do me that love

~ Kenneth Patchen
from Red Wine  and Yellow Hair (1949)

‘Do Me That Love’, a poem by Kenneth Patchen

‘Do Me That Love’

Do me that love
As a tree, tree
Where birds and wind
Sing though they know
How real night is
And no one can
Go on for long
In any way
Do me that love

Do me that love
As the rain, rain
That has voices
In it, the greats’
And fools’, poor dead
From old weathers —
Lives considered
And rejected
As ours will be.
The rain comes down
And flowers grow
On the graves of
Our enemies
Do me that love

~ Kenneth Patchen
from
Red Wine  and Yellow Hair (1949)

Kenneth Patchen ~ All Is Safe

All Is Safe . . .

Flow, water, the blue water
Little birds of foam
Singing on thee
O flow, water, blue water

Little stars falling asleep

To thy tossing
O flow, water, the blue water
What matters any sorrow
It is lost in thee

Little times, little men

What matters
They are safe in thee
O
Flow, water, blue water
All is safe in thee
Little birds
The shadows of maidens

Safe in thy singing

— Kenneth Patchen
from
Orchards, Thrones & Caravans (1952)