Monthly Archives: May 2013

Miss Muffet, updated

With eyelids half-closed over sparkling half-eyes I ‘magine me sweet butterflies That inward veer and out, far, near, A-play with hands of catching tries, And laughing lips and leaping feet, Till off behind a bush they go. I sit beside … Continue reading

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Wellness, Rise!

She lies along the length of her dull bed With paintings of the beauty in her head. Her illness goes, by oh, too slow degrees, And yet she’s happy for the things she sees. The lines of genius and its … Continue reading

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Space Passion (after Masefield’s “Sea-Fever”)

I’ll soon go up to the heights again, to the winking stars and the sky, For I have got a rocket-ship and the sharpness of my eye, And my whole mind and my soul’s song, and the light steel streaming, … Continue reading

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Hero-Flame

A dozen paintings on a wall, A hundred statues standing tall, A thousand symphonies of might, A bursting million beams of light— All are fragile things and few Next to love in me and you. The mountains high, the valleys … Continue reading

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What Words?

She sat there in the straight-back chair, With elbows on the table; A pen lay by her hand, astray, And paper on the table. She thought of what she’d write her love, But yet she wasn’t able; The roots were … Continue reading

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Here

She walked swiftly through the station. Yes, She had a train to catch. A sunshaft Shot through and down from windows high And caught her face and lit her eye, And like a flame in fairy tale Her hair blazed … Continue reading

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Sure Profit

He came as one not spent of life or love, Tall in stature, glad-eyed, and firm of face. She saw, and thought of jet-trails high above, Competence in the sureness of his pace. His deep blue eyes swung, capturing her … Continue reading

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