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EPHEMERA

  “Your eyes that once were never weary of mine Are bowed in sorrow under pendulous lids, Because our love is waning.” And then She: “Although our love…

Nothing Gold can stay

Nature’s first green is Gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank…

The year of the Rose

The year of the rose is brief; From the first blade blown to the sheaf, From the thin green leaf to the gold, It has time to be…

A little Madness in the Spring

A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King, But God be with the Clown – Who ponders this tremendous scene – This whole Experiment…

The girl in the dissection room

Yes, it is her! Oh light here, quick! Let not the knife yet even flick across this poor girl’s heart! Oh, what cruel irony does glow in this…

Devilishly Hot

Hot and Cold A woman who my mother knows Came in and took off all her clothes. Said I, not being very old, ‘By golly gosh, you must…

The Veil

I think and think: yet still I fail – Why must this lady wear a veil? Why thus elect to mask her face. Beneath that dainty web of…

Mors Certa – Hora incerta

O NIGHT! the very mother of us all, For from thy hollow womb we children came, A little space to flicker as a flame, And then within thy…

A beautiful Death

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow, Die not, poor…

Through the Looking-glass

The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright – And this was…

When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies

When Stars are in the quiet skies, Then most I pine for Thee; Bend on me then Thy tender eyes, As Stars look on the Sea! For thoughts,…

Starlight

Will there be starlight tonight while she gathers damask and lilac and sweet-scented heathers? And will she find flowers, or will she find thorns guarding the petals of…