The Presence (Ashland, Or.: Story Line Press, 1999): 34.
1 When moonlight stole like guilty cats 2 and summer owned the air 4 and tousled your starlit hair. 5 Grave windows on the darkened rows, 7 cast off their grimy prose of life 8 and wished two lovers well. 9 The old men in the Balkan Hall 10 looked up from losing hands -- 11 my love I pledged on Mavety Street, 12 more heart than head or glands. 13 Your tiny flat was heaven's realm, 14 the roof leaked sylvan streams, 15 but you and me together there 16 was daylight to my dreams. 17 And moonlight stole the years away 18 and summers drank the air, 19 I thirst for that kiss on Mavety Street 20 and the starlight in your hair. Notes 3] Short north-south street between Dundas and Annette in the Junction, Toronto. Back to Line
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