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Quiet, nonetheless drowsy, we stroke one another. Whikwhik, whik-whik. What’s that? We sit up straight, unzip the flap — within the dripping mild the bushes breathe birds into the sky. george keithley • 131• Passionate Hearts LITTLE INVITATION IN A HUSHED VOICE Even birds support one another. Come shut. nearer. aid me kiss you. tess gallagher • 132• CHAPTER 4 deeper intimacies DEEPER INTIMACIES THE secret Your eyes drink of me, Love makes them shine, Your eyes that lean So just about mine. now we have lengthy been fans, we all know the diversity of every other’s moods and the way they modify; but if we glance At one another so Then we consider How little we all know; The spirit eludes us, Timid and loose — am i able to ever recognize you otherwise you be aware of me? sara teasdale • one hundred thirty five• Passionate Hearts TO DRINK i would like to assemble your darkness in my fingers, to cup it like water and drink. i need this within the comparable approach as i need to the touch your cheek — it's the related — the best way a moth will come to the bed room window in overdue September, beating and beating its wings opposed to chilly glass; the way in which a horse will reduce its lengthy head to water, and drink, and pause to raise its head and glance, and drink back, taking every little thing in with the water, every little thing. jane hirshfield • 136• DEEPER INTIMACIES pink RIVER It’s precise, i may carry you after an evening of giggling, say, gazing Montgomery Clift and John Wayne path their livestock via Mexico, southern Texas. And while the movie’s over and the rinsed dishes are shining within the drainer just like the faces of fine teenagers, the wine bottle set by way of the again door, gleaming faintly eco-friendly in the dead of night, nighthawks will scatter their sharp cries into the streetlamp’s yellow halo and the moon will commence her regular descent, and you’ll locate your method someway inside of me, tonguing my breasts, lightly final my eyelids with the calloused tips of your arms, bending me backward over the sofa’s prepared arm, yet it’s now not adequate, i need you nearer. i would like you to drag me within you, open your hot pores and skin like a raccoon coat and wrap it round me, i would like to inhabit the tightening muscle tissues, curl up on your dense, well-marrowed bones, suppose what you contact, roll the gold vowels of my very own identify • 137• Passionate Hearts round on your mouth prior to they’re spoken, our blood drifting down in the course of the similar darkish river, mingled jointly. I don’t recognize that's worse: coming, or looking at you come back. molly fisk • 138• DEEPER INTIMACIES THE go back whilst I open my legs to allow you to search, search inside of me, looking extra, i feel “What are you trying to find? ” and suppose it will likely be concealed from me, no matter what it truly is, nonetheless or quickly relocating past my frequency. Then I claim you a secret and prevent myself from relocating and carry nonetheless until eventually you will find your orgasm. top is partially what you search for, and the edge you're keen on to come back to and go back to needs to be a part of it, too, thrust, construct, the belief that brings me, shocked, to a verge of collapse of my very own . . . i have to be ignorant of anything of my very own you know and search for. A diamond speaks in a fashion via its beams, even though it’s dumb to the brilliance it displays.