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Today's poem is by Kenneth Rexroth

Now the Starlit Moonless Spring

Now the starlit moonless Spring
Night stands over the Fontaine
De Medicis, and the gold
Fish swim in the cold, starlit
Water. Yesterday, in the
New sunshine, lovers sat by
The water, and talked, and fed
The goldfish, and kissed each other.
I am in California
And evening is coming on.
Now it is morning in Paris
By the Fontaine de Medicis.
And the lovers will come today,
And talk and kiss, and feed the fish,
After they have had their coffee.



Copyright © 2003 Kenneth Rexroth All rights reserved
from The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth
Copper Canyon Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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