PoetryIssue 12 | June 2011

Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat

Among the Watermelons

Here you are in Marseilles among the watermelons
to enter the dark
the confusion of bodies the lassitudes the ardours

I lift up your beautiful dress
the Don Juan of a thousand and three comets
that emerge I don’t know how


Cento attributions: Zone, Guillaume Apollinaire / Winter Moon, Philippe Jaccottet / Out of Sight in the Direction of My Body, Paul Eluard / White Haunches, Pierre Jean Jouve / Always, Guillaume Apollinaire / For the Moment, Pierre Reverdy

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About the author

Sarah J. Sloat lives in Germany.

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