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One Cigarette -- Edwin Morgan

Guest poem sent in by Deepak Srinivasan
(Poem #1591) One Cigarette
 No smoke without you, my fire.
 After you left,
 your cigarette glowed on in my ashtray
 and sent up a long thread of such quiet grey
 I smiled to wonder who would believe its signal
 of so much love. One cigarette
 in the non-smoker's tray.
 As the last spire
 trembles up, a sudden draught
 blows it winding into my face.
 Is it smell, is it taste?
 You are here again, and I am drunk on your tobacco lips.
 Out with the light.
 Let the smoke lie back in the dark.
 Till I hear the very ash
 sigh down among the flowers of brass
 I'll breathe, and long past midnight, your last kiss.
-- Edwin Morgan
After reading your selection of Edwin Morgan's poetry (yet again) I continue to
be amazed by the simplicity of the work and yet the intense sense of feelings
that his poems seem to generate. This poem (I respectfully submit) stands among
them for its fineness in depiction of a different kind of nonsmoke without a
fire (in Faulkner speak).  It is good. Very good. From the first to the last.

Deepak

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This poem is not about tobacco. It is about his lust of the woman who left the cigarette smoldering in his "non smokers ash tray". Think about it as you read. The personification just shouts that this is about the person who left the cigarette there.

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