Poetic Words: James Schuyler

A love poem by the least known of the New York Poets (John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara).

Copenhagen Harbor by Moonlight 1846
Johan Christian Dahl

Letter Poem #3

The night is quiet
as a kettle drum
the bull frog basses
tuning up. After
swimming, after sup-
per, a Tarzan movie,
dishes, a smoke. One
planet and I
wish. No need
of words. Just
you, or rather,
us. The stars tonight
in pale dark space
are clover flowers
in a lawn the expanding
Universe in which
we love it is
our home. So many
galaxies and you my
bright particular,
my star, my sun, my
other self, my bet-
ter half, my one

–Jame Schuyler

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