A many course meal served in small bites, from ‘The Sun’, a monthly magazine of essays, short stories, and poetry. Each issue has a general, but not exclusive theme. The June issue’s theme is Love, and this is a piece called ‘Eight Love Poems’ by Sparrow:
Question Can two nations fall in love?
Love Love is the first word we don’t say to everyone.
A Phrase One Never Hears “My lover and I are doing our taxes.”
Sunlight Sunlight loves to fall on a bed.
Two Professors When two professors fall in love, their students rejoice.
Named We are all named out of love-for an uncle, a cousin, a dead violinist.
Often we forget the love in our names.
The Moon The moon loves snow, because it reflects.
Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments do not mention love.