The Starred Coverlet .... Robert Graves
A difficult achievement for true lovers
Is to lie mute, without embrace or kiss,
Without a rustle or a smothered sigh,
Basking each in the other's glory.
Let us not undervalue lips or arms
As reassurance of constancy,
Or speech as necessary communication
When troubled hearts go groping through the dusk;
Yet lovers who have learned this last refinement-
To lie apart, yet sleep and dream together
Motionless under their starred coverlet-
Crown love with wreaths of myrtle.
Ali Alizadeh wrote:
> Dear all
> My sister is getting married shortly and I'll have to read a bunch of poems
> in the reception. The problem is, most guests will be very conservative and
> they'll probably faint at hearing anything that makes the slightest
> reference to bodily functions, bodies in general, emotionally challenging
> stuff, or basically, anything interesting at all. Plus, I don't wanna
> embarrass the couple by reading anything that's not G-rated; they're
> probably nervous enough as it is. And surprise surprise, I can't find a
> damn poem that fits the bill and is actually any good. Any ideas?
> Ali Alizadeh