Anne Barbara Ridler

(30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001 / Rugby, England)

Anne Barbara Ridler Poems

1. Free Fall 3/20/2012
2. Autumn Day 3/20/2012
3. Collected Poems (1994) 3/20/2012
4. Edlesborough 3/20/2012
5. A Letter 3/20/2012
6. The Spring Equinox 3/20/2012
7. Bunhill’s Fields 4/20/2010
8. Nothing Is Lost 3/20/2012
9. Poem For A Christmas Broadcast 4/20/2010
10. A Dream Observed 4/20/2010
11. Before Sleep 4/20/2010
12. The Cranes 4/20/2010
13. For A Child Expected 4/20/2010
14. At Parting 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Anne Barbara Ridler

At Parting

Since we through war awhile must part
Sweetheart, and learn to lose
Daily use
Of all that satisfied our heart:
Lay up those secrets and those powers
Wherewith you pleased and cherished me these two years:

Now we must draw, as plants would,
On tubers stored in a better season,
Our honey and heaven;
Only our love can store such food.
Is this to make a god of absence?
A new-born monster to steal our sustenance?

We cannot quite cast out lack and pain.
Let him remain-what he may devour
We can well spare:
He never can tap this, the true vein.
I...

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