'Gradualism' by Kenneth Rexroth

'Gradualism' by Kenneth Rexroth
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Recently dug out of one of his mother's old poetry anthologies, propping up the toilet roll in the downstairs loo, editor Joshua Bullock stumbled this choice and apt morsel – an ode to those two constants: sex and weather. May our American cousins be warmed.

'Gradualism' by Kenneth Rexroth

We slept naked On top of the covers and woke In the chilly dawn and crept Between the warm sheets and made love In the morning you said "It snowed last night on the mountain" High up on the blue-black diorite Faint orange streaks of snow In the ruddy dawn I said "It has been snowing for months All over Canada and Alaska And Minnesota and Michigan Right now wet snow is falling In the morning streets of Chicago Bit by bit they are making over the world Even in Mexico even for us"

 

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