Celia Thaxter

(29 June 1835 – 25 August 1894 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Celia Thaxter Poems

1. The Sandpiper 1/3/2003
2. Land-Locked 1/3/2003
3. Off Shore 1/3/2003
4. A Tryst 1/3/2003
5. Guests 1/3/2003
6. Compensation 1/3/2003
7. Slumber Song 1/3/2003
8. Lars 1/3/2003
9. Thora 1/3/2003
10. The Spaniards' Graves 1/3/2003
11. Karen 1/3/2003
12. The Shag 1/3/2003
13. Connoisseurs 1/3/2003
14. Dust 1/3/2003
15. Spring 3/21/2012
16. Seaward to____ 3/21/2012
17. May Morning 3/21/2012
18. Song 3/21/2012
19. Imprisoned 3/21/2012
20. Alone 3/21/2012

Dust

Here is a problem, a wonder for all to see.
Look at this marvelous thing I hold in my hand!
This is a magic surprising, a mystery
Strange as a miracle, harder to understand.

What is it? Only a handful of earth: to your touch
A dry rough powder you trample beneath your feet,
Dark and lifeless; but think for a moment, how much
It hides and holds that is beautiful, bitter, or sweet.

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