Chateaux

by Annabel Gould, age 14
Chateaux The author attends the Dalton School. She enjoys the poetry of Paul Verlaine, dyeing her hair iridescent colors, Keith Haring paintings, and Bauhaus

“As a corpse might recall / fingers of moonlight tangling gossamer / heavy with silence”

 

As a corpse might recall

fingers of moonlight tangling gossamer

heavy with silence

 

the rapture of her hair,

its sleepless flow

 

How the dusk so idly threw its shadow on the terrace of water-rose!

 

making a cathedral of her mouth

 

fine spatters of sapphire draw hosts of young and orphic roses

like a god with vast indigo eyes

 

I would speak of idyllic flesh

how my masochism is bliss!

 

Insolence forever bordeaux

Familiar against silk throats

 

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