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Sleeping with Women
  • Sleeping with Women


    Kenneth Koch.


    Black Sparrow Press: 1969.  No. 84 of 150 signed first edition copies. Near fine.


    "The guard: asking you for a light.
    Women: asleep.
    Yourself: asleep.
    Everything south of Naples: asleep and sleeping with them.
    Sleeping with women: as in the poems of Pascoli.
    Sleeping with women: as in the rain, as in the snow.
    Sleeping with women: by starlight, as if we were angels, sleeping on the train,
    On the starry foam, asleep and sleeping with them — sleeping with women.
    Mediterranean: a voice.
    Mediterranean: a sea. Asleep and sleeping."

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