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The Smells of


                                                                       Your Hair









                                Nothing is more intriguing

                                Than the smells of your hair.


                                By itself as it curls and uncurls

                                As a river of black

                                In the erect hill zone, falling down,


                                The way it transcends you

                                When pinned with a rose;

                                Or how it circles us


                                In a wet garland of jasmine;

                                Nothing is more intriguing

                                Than the smells of your hair





                                That with its wildness


                                And accompanied tameness

                                in an uncovering of all lips

                                Shakes love’s petals


                                In full circle

                                All around the fruit tree of night
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