Archive for November 25th, 2020

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Cage by Josephine Louise Miles

Through the branches of the Japanese cherry
Blooming like a cloud which will rain
A rain white as the sun
The living room across the roadway
Cuts its square of light
And in it fight
Two figures, hot, irate,
Stuck between sink and sofa in that golden cage.
Come out into the night, walk in the night,
It is for you, not me.
The cherry flowers will rain their rain as white
Cool as the moon.
Listen how they surround.
You swing among them in your cage of light.
Come out into the night.

From: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51732/cage-56d22fab19143

Date: 1983

By: Josephine Louise Miles (1911-1985)