On The Eve Of Your Thirteen Birthday For Jeffrey By Laura Boggess

On The Eve Of Your Thirteen BirthdayFor Jeffrey By Laura Boggess the last day of twelve was nothing special, you said. you didn’t dress for gym, didn’t play four-square with the others. only walked, you said. in English, you wrote a myth…about Gusano— it means “worm” in Spanish you said. this Graco-Spanish worm-god found freedom, […]

My Treasure By Arthur Weir

My Treasure By Arthur Weir “What do you gather?” the maiden said, Shaking her sunlit curls at me— “See, these flowers I plucked are dead, Ah! misery.” “What do you gather?” the miser said, Clinking his gold, as he spoke to me— “I cannot sleep at night for dread Of thieves,” said he. “What do […]

In Cloudy Weather By Ruby Archer

In Cloudy Weather By Ruby Archer Where is my halcyon blue? The grudging sky is overcast. Where is my dowering sun? A glory past. Nay, soul, thy daily sky Unfading spirit light must win, Dark days thy sunshine glow Ah bright within! Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

In The Orchard By Muriel Stuart

In The Orchard By Muriel Stuart ‘I thought you loved me.’ ‘No, it was only fun.’ ‘When we stood there, closer than all?’ ‘Well, the harvest moon Was shining and queer in your hair, and it turned my head.’ ‘That made you?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Just the moon and the light it made Under the tree?’ ‘Well, […]

The Secret Of It By Amos Russel Wells

The Secret Of It By Amos Russel Wells “Where does the clerk of the weather store The days that are sunny and fair?” “In your heart is a room with a close shut door And all of those days are there.” “Where does the clerk of the weather keep The days that are dreary and […]

Mortality By William Knox

Mortality By William Knox Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around, and together […]

Plain Questions By E.N.S.

Plain Questions By E.N.S. What is beauty but a flower, That blossoms withers, droops, and dies; The transient bauble of an hour, That fades away before our eyes? What is life? ’tis but a vapour, Vanishing e’en while ’tis day; Or a feeble, glimmering taper, While it burns it wastes away. What is death? that […]

Confluents By Christina Rossetti

Confluents By Christina Rossetti As rivers seek the sea,Much more deep than they,So my soul seeks theeFar away:As running rivers moanOn their course aloneSo I moanLeft alone.As the delicate roseTo the sun’s sweet strengthDoth herself unclose,Breadth and length:So spreads my heart to theeUnveiled utterly,I to theeUtterly.As morning dew exhalesSunwards pure and free,So my spirit failsAfter […]

I Reason, Earth Is Short By Emily Dickinson

I Reason, Earth Is Short By Emily Dickinson I reason, earth is short, And anguish absolute, And many hurt; But what of that? I reason, we could die: The best vitality Cannot excel decay; But what of that? I reason that in heaven Somehow, it will be even, Some new equation given; But what of […]

Love Is All By Ruby Archer

Love Is All By Ruby Archer “Let me look into your eyesFor mine image.” “Is it there?”“Yes.” “Look deeper—scan my heart.Do you find it?” “Yes, more fair.Now look you for yours in mine,”And her gaze went up and through.But she made reply—”Ah, no!You I see, and only you.” Copyright © by the owner. Discover More […]