Circa 1976: Two Young Men, College Students, In Jybaskyla

Despite thick ice just
outside, naked lovemaking
keeps us warm; but long
socks on us raise warmth to heat.
Look at the cloudless sky's stars.

 

Kyakuchuu

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written while listening to the first movement of Sibelius' Fifth Symphony.

 

The title is an allusion to the pattern of titles on Constantine Cavafy's poems.

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