John Berryman

Sonnet 36

Keep your eyes open when you kiss: do: when 
You kiss. All silly time else, close them to; Unsleeping, I implore you (dear) pursue 
In darkness me, as I do you again 
Instantly we part .. only me both then 
And when your fingers fall, let there be two 
Only, 'in that dream-kingdom': I would have you 
Me alone recognize your citizen. 

Before who wanted eyes, making love, so? 
I do now. However we are driven and hide, 
What state we keep all other states condemn, 
We see ourselves, we watch the solemn glow 
Of empty courts we kiss in .. Open wide! 
You do, you do, and I look into them.