Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LISTENING, by DAVID IGNATOW



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First Line: You wept in your mother's arms
Last Line: To the pounding of the feet, the pulsing voices.
Subject(s): Love; Dancing & Dancers; Life


It's to hear the children under my window
perform the ritual dance of sex to know
I am asking for an end to danger and death,
for the dance of shouts and gestures
is toward life, which is for danger and death:
a rush toward an ecstasy for destruction,
and I am with them: my heart beats
to the pounding of the feet, the pulsing voices.





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