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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (1949-)

Too Much has Resisted Us


              1i have been thinking of the long arms of peasant girls,
              2of cold streams where the sun washes up on the sand.
              3of far-away places, things i might love,

              4of the town where i was born, its long streets
              5climbing the dusk hill, of the young girls in the
              6arms of boys, suspended in the thin light
              7of street lamps. i have thought of june wind outside
              8the town filling the cypress, running down tall vines
              9of the full stars, of my feet on the peebles of deserted roads.

            10i have thought of these things, & my heart is on fire
            11for them. a man goes to these places
            12& decides for himself which way the
            13sun shall fall on his eyes.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Copyright Pier Giorgio Di Cicco 2001
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Living in Paradise: New and Selected Poems (Toronto: Manfield Press, 2001): 4.
First publication date: 1977
Publication date note: The Circular Dark (1977)
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/8/10

Rhyme: unrhyming


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