Louise Bogan Water Poems

  • 1.
    Women have no wilderness in them,
    They are provident instead,
    Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts
    To eat dusty bread.
  • 2.
    Beautiful, my delight,
    Pass, as we pass the wave.
    Pass, as the mottled night
    Leaves what it cannot save,
  • 3.
    In fear of the rich mouth
    I kissed the thin,--
    Even that was a trap
    To snare me in.
  • 4.
    Nothing was remembered, nothing forgotten.
    When we awoke, wagons were passing on the warm summer pavements,
    The window-sills were wet from rain in the night,
    Birds scattered and settled over chimneypots
  • 5.
    Up from the bronze, I saw
    Water without a flaw
    Rush to its rest in air,
    Reach to its rest, and fall.
  • 6.

  • 7.
    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,
Total 7 Water Poems by Louise Bogan

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