Theodore Roethke Love Poems

  • 1.
    I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
    When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
    Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
    The shapes a bright container can contain!
  • 2.
    My secrets cry aloud.
    I have no need for tongue.
    My heart keeps open house,
    My doors are widely swung.
  • 3.

    I dream of journeys repeatedly:
    Of flying like a bat deep into a narrowing tunnel
  • 4.
    What's greater, Pebble or Pond?
    What can be known? The Unknown.
    My true self runs toward a Hill
    More! O More! visible.
  • 5.

    Whatâ??s this? A dish for fat lips.
    Who says? A nameless stranger.
  • 6.
    Now as the train bears west,
    Its rhythm rocks the earth,
    And from my Pullman berth
    I stare into the night
  • 7.
    (My student, thrown by a horse)

    I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
    And her quick look, a sidelong pickerel smile;
  • 8.
    In purest song one plays the constant fool
    As changes shimmer in the inner eye.
    I stare and stare into a deepening pool
    And tell myself my image cannot die.
Total 8 Love Poems by Theodore Roethke

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