“Words, Wide Night”

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us. I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say it is sad? In one of the tenses I am singing an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La la la la. See?

I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross to reach you.

For I am in love with you and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.

by Carol Ann Duffy


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