Charles Bane, Jr – My love’s sweet dreams

photoCharles Bane, Jr. is the American author of The Chapbook ( Curbside Splendor ) , Love Poems ( Aldrich Press) , and Three Seasons: Writing Donald Hall (  Collection of Houghton Library, Harvard University ). He created and contributes to The Meaning Of Poetry series for The Gutenberg Project, and is a current nominee as Poet Laureate of Florida.

My love’s sweet dreams

My love’s sweet
dreams are where we
must meet, but are they
not a finer place? What’s
the sun? A common turn
of flaxen thread, scattering
waste overhead and weathering
common life. But at twilight,
love, the flooring’s swept,
the loom removed in lowering
steps, and a hearth of sparks
is overturned. In transit hours
I know unfailing life. Did we
not walk in reverie an Eden
of the evening long? Did we
not halt at an airy cataract
and, naked in rapture, press
our lips below its spill? Do I
not love you well who carries
from his sleep an odor of



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