Distance lends enchantment to the view. Familiarity broods contempt.

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“For this is one of the miracles of love; it gives – to both, but perhaps especially to the woman – a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.”
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the kids waving through the kitchen window —
all this happens as a coda to the dream about
Kim Novak, and I suddenly understand the difference
between Apollo and Dionysus, between beauty and the
Beast of the Reading Room.

After Reading ‘Four Quartets’

— for John A.Scott

 TRANTER

http://johntranter.com/poems/fugitive.shtml

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