Tuesday, April 14, 2015

National Poetry Month

Almost Blue

Chet Baker, 1929-1988

It's so much better when you don't want:
nothing falls then, nothing lost

but sleep and who wanted that
in the pearl this suspended world is,

in the warm suspension and glaze
of this song everything stays up

almost forever in the long
glide sung into the vein,

one note held almost impossibly
almost blue and the lyric takes so long

to open,

My Alexandria : poems / by Mark Doty

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