Palinode to Love

“And as soon as he had finished what is called his palinode or recantation he recovered his sight.” Phaedrus, Plato, Translated by Walter Hamilton.

couple kissing

Palinode to Love

If I could sing this
Song backwards with indrawn breath
Re-string time’s arrow
To cupid’s bow and erase
Every kiss from your lips…


Depth Charges: Magnolia Palinode by John Mackenzie;
Eddington’s Arrow of Time

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