Louise Bogan Long Poems

  • 1.
    The dark is thrown
    Back from the brightness, like hair
    Cast over a shoulder.
    I am alone,
  • 2.
    It is yourself you seek
    In a long rage,
    Scanning through light and darkness
    Mirrors, the page,
  • 3.
    In fear of the rich mouth
    I kissed the thin,--
    Even that was a trap
    To snare me in.
  • 4.
    You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth,
    You have said my name as a prayer.
    Here where trees are planted by the water
    I have watched your eyes, cleansed from regret,
  • 5.
    Now that I have your face by heart, I look
    Less at its features than its darkening frame
    Where quince and melon, yellow as young flame,
    Lie with quilled dahlias and the shepherd's crook.
  • 6.
    Now that I know
    How passion warms little
    Of flesh in the mould,
    And treasure is brittle,--
  • 7.
    This youth too long has heard the break
    Of waters in a land of change.
    He goes to see what suns can make
    From soil more indurate and strange.
Total 7 Long Poems by Louise Bogan

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