“A city seems between us. It is only love” by Laura Riding.

One of my favourite pieces of poetry by writer Laura Riding.

A city seems…

A city seems between us. It is only love,

Love like a sorrow still

After a labor, after light.

The crowds are one.

Sleep is a single heart

Filling the old avenues we used to know

With miracles of dark and dread

We dare not to go meet

Save as our own dead stalking

Or as two dreams walking

One tread and terrible,

One cloak of longing in the cold,

Though we stand separate and wakeful

Measuring death in miles between us

Where a city seems and memories

Sleep like a populace.

 

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I would love to hear your thoughts on this piece and so please do join in the conversation with your comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.

SisterSole x

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