Shall I say Wordsworth—
Skiff of mind in the shallows
All those minnows bright as dimes…
O past tense, call the goddess
We’ll stop here
Step from the boat
Walk across the lilies.
Passing houses in any neighborhood—“that looks like my boyhood home….”
It was said of Dante “no other poet knew how to praise or blame with such excellence….” (Was it Benvenuto?)
I walk past houses….praise and blame the memories….
“Love insists the loved loves back” (Dante)
Love this moment.