Fingering a Gem beyond Counting

Auguste Rodin, The Kiss

Friday – Valentine’s Day

Imagist poet Amy Lowell provides us with today’s Valentine’s Day poem. Imagism gives us images without commentary, which makes it ideal for hinting at intimate encounters.

Aubade

As I would free the white almond from the green husk
So I would strip your trappings off,
Beloved.
And fingering the smooth and polished kernel
I should see that in my hands glittered a gem beyond counting.
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