Thai Silk by Alexander Theroux | Poetry Magazine

(For Sarah Son)

Silk is as cool as teak is slim

As shine is bite and light is Fire

And hung on a frame to wonder at

Trail in the way that panel grain

Plain in relief as a solid could

Pass for fluid in the

Nap of wood

Like flowing hair even if right

May seem hard though soft as musk

Alters by don’t of sudden mood

The way by day a slant of rain

Changes angles by dark of night

As sizes largely with shape conspire

Like silver dawn to somber dusk.

Solid and liquid to each aspire

As teak is cool as shine is bite

And light is slim as silk is fire


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