Meggie! (rivulet) wrote,
Meggie!
rivulet

Rhymnosceros

I was in a poetic sort of mood this evening, so I got my super thick book of poetry out. It's an old textbook from my mom's high school, I think, and it's falling apart but it has some good stuff in it. Copyright 1941 - it was already way outdated when Mom got to it but I guess poetry is timeless so what's the point in getting new editions, eh?

Anyway, here are a few I liked.

A Modern Orchard
David O'Neil

Oh! the tragedy
Of pruning souls
To a common height
That the fruit
May be reached
Without straining.

***
November Night
Adelaide Crapsey

Listen...
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-frisp'd, break from the trees
And fall.

***
There, that's enough poetry for me today.
There aren't enough poems by Robert Frost in this book. And too many epic poems that are tl;dr. :)
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