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As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other
(13 December 1911 - 8 January 1972 / Ohio)

As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other

As we are so wonderfully done with each other
We can walk into our separate sleep
On floors of music where the milkwhite cloak of childhood lies

O my lady, my fairest dear, my sweetest, loveliest one
Your lips have splashed my dull house with the speech of flowers
My hands are hallowed where they touched over your
soft curving.

It is good to be weary from that brilliant work
It is being God to feel your breathing under me

A waterglass on the bureau fills with morning . . .
Don’t let anyone in to wake us.

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Comments (9)

The happiness of family life it is a wonderful experience and beautiful poem.
A very romantic and passionate write. Two lovers reveling in each other. Lovely.
The only problem I have with this type of poem is that they are too often confused with love poetry. Mr. Patchen quite elegantly described the feelings of elation when one is in a fairly new relationship - a time when Mother Nature and hormones are at their hardest work. True love, appreciation of the soul, not the body, comes long after the 'walking on air' feel when we first begin to court another. IMO... With that said I must say this is a most tender, beautiful poem.
Long time favorite. Discovered again because of this web site. Many thanks.
Absolutely gorgeous read. One of the best I've ever appreciated.
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