The Deep Pool Poem

The Deep Pool Poem

I want you to plunge into my life
as if you were diving into a deep
pool in the sea let nothing be
hidden from you hold your breath,
and swim underwater to explore,
every crevice in the rock and,
the coral make your way through
the undersea vegetation questioning the strange creatures which
you may encounter let the fish
gossip with you about me question the giant squid and the
poisonous sting ray they can
tell you much about me (some of
which you may not like to hear)
let nothing be hidden you must
know me as I was before you came.

James Laughlin
from The Love Poems of James Laughlin

The Deep Pool Poem

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