‘Let us not repeat the easy lies about eternity
and love. We have fallen out of love
before – like children surpassing
the borders of their beds, woken
by gravity, the suddenness of tiles.
So it is we have opened our eyes
in the dark, found ourselves far
from all that was safe and soft.
So it is we have nursed red bruises.
If we are amazed at anything let it be this:
not that we have fallen from love,
but that we were always resurrected
into it, like children who climb sweetly
back into bed.’
Kei Miller ‘A Light Song of Light’
Oh, how the writer loves the poems of Kei Miller. Alas, she could not find a spoken version of this (we have previously posted some links of Kei beautifully reading his work).
Here’s the book link, if you are seeking a gift for yourself or another:-
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