Treasure Island

Robert Creeley

(1926-2005 / United States)

The Warning


For love-I would
split open your head and put
a candle in
behind the eyes.

Love is dead in us
if we forget
the virtues of an amulet
and quick surprise.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (9/15/2009 1:05:00 AM)

    awesome and genius. simple and humble. keep writing! ! !
    this poem moved me to write I love fonts. (Report) Reply

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