Monday, February 23, 2009

Louise Bogan : Poet Laureate : 1945-1946

The Frightened Man

In fear of the rich mouth
I kissed the thin,--
Even that was a trap
To snare me in.
Even she, so long
The frail, the scentless,
Is become strong,
And proves relentless.
O, forget her praise,
And how I sought her
Through a hazardous maze
By shafted water.

from Body of this Death: Poems (1923)

No comments: