Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Jane's Poem for Yesterday!

Here is Jane's poem on "The House of Spiritual Retreat" by Emilio Ambasz as seen at NY MOMA.

Let me tell you what I saw.

Not exactly saw but felt.

A hill along a river was encircled by olive trees.

There two white walls, two stories tall, came together in a vee.

At the top where they joined there was one window.

It opened out onto a Spanish balcony.

Like a doll¹s house, the insides were exposed.

Stairways ascended to the single window.

One along the flank of each tall wall.

The house was buried in the ground beneath those ladders.

Kiva-like, it was full of daylight from a window in its earthroof.

A common space faced the pure privacy of rooms in slumber,

A palapa looking out into a well of light

Bounced within a plastered gully

Unroofed and gulping in the thick blue sky.

It was a lone house in the Andalucian countryside.

A  flame in the darkness, a cave in the heat.

Designed  for a landscape imagined before it was found

Like a poem at a loss for words.


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