Still Water Prose Poems
Copyright @ 1989 by Arthur Garfunkel
Used by persmission of Author - All Rights Reserved
O Kathryn, I kissed you goodbye.
wearing a white cotton dress with pale
You were in the corner of the limousine, thirty
car, on the sidewalk, it was 4:40,
Gorgeous, radiant sunshine fell on daddy and me.
It was the very middle of May.
delighted me all day long
like a brook. And like a running mountain
brook you caught and reflected the
cautious and curious. You had been
shopping for smells, and you bought a bubble-gum-
smelling eraser, a rootbeer lip gloss brush, a bottle
play chess? you said in the second minute.
At The Empire
State, when we hit the big view at
the topyou took it in your own time. You were
typewriters, jigsaw puzzles, chocolate,
pianos, grape soda, three in a phone booth, Pez,
playgrounds and limousines. And most of all, it
seemed, was playgroundsthe carriage ride we
took to the carousel (where you rode the inside
horse) charmed your daddy and me
playground was the cat's whiskers
to you. I tried to sign your nose Kathryn,
thank you so much for giving me
daddy was saying "She'll never be five
So my goodbye
kiss is to the beautiful wake you
leave behind your beautiful course Kathryn.
the tribute of the current to the source
New York CityMay 1981