August 31, 2012

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Academy of American Poets

August 31, 2012

Today's poem is copyright © 2012 by Rafael Campo. Used with permission of the author.

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  • Of Poetry and Medicine: Rafael Campo in Conversation

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    Love Song for Love Songs
    by Rafael Campo

    A golden age of love songs and we still
    can't get it right. Does your kiss really taste
    like butter cream? To me, the moon's bright face
    was neither like a pizza pie nor full;
    the Beguine began, but my eyelid twitched.
    "No more I love you's," someone else assured
    us, pouring out her heart, in love (of course)—
    what bothers me the most is that high-pitched,
    undone whine of "Why am I so alone?"
    Such rueful misery is closer to
    the truth, but once you turn the lamp down low,
    you must admit that he is still the one,
    and baby, baby he makes you so dumb
    you sing in the shower at the top of your lungs.

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    Academy of American Poets

    August 31, 2012

    Today's poem is copyright © 2012 by Rafael Campo. Used with permission of the author.

    More from this author




    Other Campo Poems

  • Health
  • The Distant Moon
  • Of Poetry and Medicine: Rafael Campo in Conversation

  • You can unsubscribe from our Poem-A-Day emails at at anytime—either completely, or until next April.

    Academy of American Poets
    75 Maiden Lane
    Suite 901
    New York, NY 10038
    212-274-0343
    academy@poets.org



    Love Song for Love Songs
    by Rafael Campo

    A golden age of love songs and we still
    can't get it right. Does your kiss really taste
    like butter cream? To me, the moon's bright face
    was neither like a pizza pie nor full;
    the Beguine began, but my eyelid twitched.
    "No more I love you's," someone else assured
    us, pouring out her heart, in love (of course)—
    what bothers me the most is that high-pitched,
    undone whine of "Why am I so alone?"
    Such rueful misery is closer to
    the truth, but once you turn the lamp down low,
    you must admit that he is still the one,
    and baby, baby he makes you so dumb
    you sing in the shower at the top of your lungs.

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