Sacrament by the Water

IRVING LAYTON October 20 1962

Sacrament by the Water

IRVING LAYTON October 20 1962

Sacrament by the Water

How shall I sing the accomplished waters Whose teeming cells make green my hopes How shall the Sun at daybreak marry us Twirling these waters like a hoop.

Gift of the waters that sing Their eternal passion for the sky,

Your exact beauty in a wave of tumult Drops an Eden about your thighs.

Green is the singing singing water And green is every joyous leaf White myrtle’s in your hand and in the other The hairy apple bringing’ life.

IRVING LAYTON