The Rose

a labyrinth,
as if at its center,
god would be there—
but at the center, only rose,
where rose came from,
where rose grows—
& us, inside of the lips & lips:
the likenesses (…)

Jean Valentine, „The Rose“ from „Little Boat“ © 2007 by Jean Valentine, Wesleyan University Press. http://www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

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