I shall not murmur if at lastCommenta
The ones I loved below
Permission have to understand
For what I shunned them so -
Divulging it would rest my Heart
But it would ravage their's -
Why, Katie, Treason has a Voice -
But mine - dispels - in Tears.
Could mortal Lip divineCommenta
The elemental Freight
Of a delivered Syllable
'Twould crumble with the weight -
The Prey of Unknown Zones -
The Pillage of the Sea
The Tabernacles of the Minds
That told the Truth to me.
The Fact that Earth is Heaven -Commenta
Whether Heaven is Heaven or not
If not an Affidavit
Of that specific Spot
Not only must confirm us
That it is not for us
But that it would affront us
To dwell in such a place.
No Passenger was known to flee -Commenta
That lodged a Night in memory -
That wily - subterranean Inn
Contrives that none go out again.
A Field of Stubble, lying sereCommenta
Beneath the second Sun -
It's Toils to Brindled People thrust -
It's Triumphs - to the Bin -
Accosted by a timid Bird
Irresolute of Alms -
Is often seen - but seldom felt,
On our New England Farms.