‘LOVE SONG’ -A POEM BY JOSEPH BRODSKY !

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“LOVE SONG”

If you were drowning, I’d come
to the rescue,
wrap you in my blanket and pour
hot tea.
If I were a sheriff, I’d arrest you
and keep you in the cell under
lock and key.
If you were a bird, I ‘d cut a
record
and listen all night long to your
high-pitched trill.
If I were a sergeant, you’d be my
recruit,
and boy i can assure you you’d
love the drill.
If you were Chinese, I’d learn the
languages,
burn a lot of incense, wear funny
clothes.
If you were a mirror, I’d storm
the Ladies,
give you my red lipstick and puff
your nose.
If you loved volcanoes, I’d be lava
renlentlessly erupting from my
hidden source.
And if you were my wife, I’d be
your lover
because the church is firmly
against divorce.

JOSEPH BRODSKY.

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