Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A Poet's Litany

Theodore Roethke,
bumblebee the winter.

Wystan Auden,
martini the doldrums.

Dylan Thomas,
ocean me in passion.

Estlin Cummings,
rose me in wisdom,
snow me in yes.

William Shakespeare,
sonnet me deathless.

Emily Dickinson,
bobolink the cloister.

Countee Cullen,
beauty the world
in colour and majesty.

Mary Oliver,
whitman the stones
of the timeless river.

John Keats,
drowse me in delight.

Fr Hopkins,
glory me in grandeur,
grace me in proclaim.

Miss Marianne Moore,
fable me to felicity.

Elena, dear friend,
garden me with gratitude!

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