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MY LOVE SONG (TO SASHA, THE HEAVENLU PRINCE), by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon your cheeks lie / golden pigeons
Last Line: Everyone is breathless.
Subject(s): Bible

Upon your cheeks lie
Golden pigeons.

But your heart is a whirlwind,
Your blood sweeps, like my blood—

Past the raspberry bushes.

Oh, I think of you—
Ask of the night.

None can play with your hands
So deliciously,

Building castles, as I do
Of the ring-finger;

Strongholds with high towers!
Then we become pirates.

Always when you are with me
I am rich.

You take me to you so closely
That I see your heart pulse like a star.

Your bowels
Are jewelled lizards.

You are all of gold—
Everyone is breathless.

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