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In a poem one line may hide another line As

In a poem one line may hide another line
As at a crossing one train may hide another train.
That is if you are waiting to cross
The tracks wait to do it for one moment at
Least after the first train is gone. And so when you read
Wait until you have read the next line—
Then it is safe to go on reading.
In a family one sister may conceal another
So when you are courting it""s best to have them all in view
Otherwise in coming to find one you may love another.
One father or one brother may hide the man
If you are a woman whom you have been waiting to love.
So always standing in front of something the other
As words stand in front of objects feelings and ideas.
One wish may hide another. And one person""s reputation may hide
The reputation of another. One dog may conceal another
On a lawn so if you escape the first one you""re not necessarily safe
One lilac may hide another and then a lot of lilacs and on the Appia
Antica one tomb
May hide a number of other tombs. In love one reproach may hide another
One small complaint may hide a great one.
One injustice may hide another—one colonial may hide another
One blaring red uniform another and another a whole column. One bath
may hide another bath
As when after bathing one walks out into the rain.
One idea may hide another Life is simple
Hide Life is incredibly complex as in the prose of Gertrude Stein
One sentence hides another and is another as well. And in the laboratory
One invention may hide another invention
One evening may hide another one shadow a nest of shadows.
One dark red or one blue or one purple—this is a painting
By someone after Matisse. One waits at the tracks until they pass
These hidden doubles or sometimes likenesses. One identical twin
May hide the other. And there may be even more in there! The obstetrician
Gazes at the Valley of the Var. We used to live there my wife and I but
One life hid another life. And now she is gone and I am here.
A vivacious mother hides a gawky daughter. The daughter hides
Her own vivacious daughter in turn. They are in
A railway station and the daughter is holding a bag
Bigger than her mother""s bag and successfully hides it.
In offering to pick up the daughter""s bag one finds oneself confronted by
the mother""s
And has to carry that one too. So one hitchhiker
May deliberately hide another and one cup of coffee
Another too until one is over excited. One love may hide another love
or the same love
As when "I love you" suddenly rings false and one discovers
The better love lingering behind as when "I""m full of doubts"
Hides "I""m certain about something and it is that"
And one dream may hide another as is well known always too. In the
Garden of Eden
Adam and Eve may hide the real Adam and Eve.
Jerusalem may hide another Jerusalem.
When you come to something stop to let it pass
So you can see what else is there. At home no matter where
Internal tracks pose dangers too one memory
Certainly hides another that being what memory is all about
The eternal reverse succession of contemplated entities. Reading
A Sentimental Journey look around
When you have finished for Tristram Shandy to see
If it is standing there it should be stronger
And more profound and theretofore hidden as Santa Maria Maggiore
May be hidden by similar churches inside Rome. One sidewalk
May hide another as when you""re asleep there and
One song hide another song a pounding upstairs
Hide the beating of drums. One friend may hide another you sit at the
foot of a tree
With one and when you get up to leave there is another
Whom you""d have preferred to talk to all along. One teacher
One doctor one ecstasy one illness one woman one man
May hide another. Pause to let the first one pass.
You think Now it is safe to cross and you are hit by the next one. It
can be important
To have waited at least a moment to see what was already there..

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