Sunday, November 20, 2016

Magdalena Ball #6: Dirge Without Music (Revisited)

Dirge Without Music (Revisited) 
              After Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned to
hard ground

beyond memory or record
into the darkness

wise, lovely
lilies and laurels
I am not

the earth
resigned to darkness

dull, indiscriminate dust
what you felt, you knew
a formula a phrase

the honest look

your eyes
feed the roses

fragrant blossom
indiscriminate dust
do not approve

into the darkness
gently, quietly

I know
lilies and laurels

am not

(might be part 2 of an Edna series -  tentatively: “Five ways with Edna St. Vincent Millay")

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