Edgar Bowers Change Poems
- 1. Amor Vincit Omnia
Love is no more.
It died as the mind dies: the pure desire
Relinquishing the blissful form it wore,
The ample joy and clarity expire.
- 2. An Afternoon At The Beach
Iâ??ll go among the dead to see my friend.
The place I leave is beautiful: the sea
Repeats the windsâ?? far swell in its long sound,
And, there beside it, houses solemnly
- 3. Autumn Shade
The autumn shade is thin. Grey leaves lie faint
- 4. John
Before he wrote a poem, he learned the measure
That living in the future gives a farm--
Propinquity of mules and cows, the charmed
Insouciance of hens, the fellowship,
- 5. The Mountain Cemetery
With their harsh leaves old rhododendrons fill
The crevices in grave plots' broken stones.
The bees renew the blossoms they destroy,
While in the burning air the pines rise still,