He forgot - and I - remembered -Commenta
'Twas an everyday affair -
Long ago as Christ and Peter -
"Warmed them" at the "Temple fire".
"Thou wert with him" - quoth "the Damsel"?
"No" - said Peter, 'twas'nt me -
Jesus merely "looked" at Peter -
Could I do aught else - to Thee?
Two swimmers wrestled on the spar -Commenta
Until the morning sun -
When One - turned smiling to the land -
Oh God! The Other One!
The stray ships - passing -
Spied a face -
Upon the waters borne -
With eyes in death - still begging raised -
And hands - beseeching - thrown!
Unit, like Death, for Whom?Commenta
True, like the Tomb,
Who tells no secret
Told to Him -
The Grave is strict -
Just two - the Bearer -
And the Borne -
And seat - just One -
The Living - tell -
The Dying - but a Syllable -
The Coy Dead - None -
No Chatter - here - no tea -
So Babbler, and Bohea - stay there -
But Gravity - and Expectation - and Fear -
A tremor just, that All's not sure.
If What we Could - were what we would -Commenta
Criterion - be small -
It is the Ultimate of Talk -
The Impotence to Tell.
Some - Work for Immortality -Commenta
The Chiefer part, for Time -
He - Compensates - immediately -
The former - Checks - on Fame -
Slow Gold - but Everlasting -
The Bullion of Today -
Contrasted with the Currency
Of Immortality -
A Beggar - Here and There -
Is gifted to discern
Beyond the Broker's insight -
One's - Money - One's - the Mine.