Poetry in Motion


The Love Poems of Marichiko

Kenneth Rexroth

You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

"The Love Poems of Marichiko" (excerpt) from The Morning Star by Kenneth Rexroth. Copyright © 1979. Reprinted with the permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation.