This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘A Walk Round the Park’ by Sandra Lim. She is the author of The Wilderness (W. W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). She is an associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“This is one of a series of love poems that are a part of a larger manuscript about desire and reckoning. There’s something about a love affair that makes you decide you’re going to see things through for the sake of language, even if you think you’re doing it for love. I like the part in the aftermath where you can set aside the tears and start figuring out the problem; it’s an intellectual pleasure,” explains Lim.
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A Walk Round the Park
We did not say much to each other but
because this love was so good you sucked the
and I licked my fingers like a cat.
omniscient. I’m going to skip past
parts that go on for a very long time. Here’s the
I laugh, because the pleasure was earned
and I made room for what was dead past and what
exist. I was not always kind, but I
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