‘Words, Wide Night’ by Carol Ann Duffy.


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 singing
an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La lala 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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