Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Geometry

Rita Dove

I proved a theorem and the house expands:
the windows jerk free to hover near the ceiling,
the ceiling floats away with a sigh.

As the walls clear themselves of everything
but transparency, the scent of carnations
leaves with them. I am out in the open

and above the windows have hinged into butterflies,
sunlight glinting where they've intersected.
They are going to some point true and unproven.


1 comment:

dan said...

from Poems to Read Ed. by Robert Pinsky