Love in Another Language

A stream irregularly dammed
          With unshaped stones
That swerve the current in its course—

          The meaning crammed
Through unfamiliar channels, in new tones, 
          With a choked force.


from In the Distance (Anvil, 1975), © Dick Davis 1975, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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