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Rosalind Pritchard United Kingdom (1/6/2013 5:08:00 AM)

I heard this on the radio. I think it is called " I ended it too soon" and may be by Carolyn Kizer though I have gone into her website and not found it. It uses the following phrases: “conceal our love because of prior sorrow" ; " schooled in disguises" and " hiding our aromatic and vulnerable love”. I would greatly like to find the full poem as it strikes a resonance for someone I know!

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,716 Points Laura Burns (1/7/2013 3:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    by Carolyn Kizer

    Never believe I leave you
    From any desire to go.
    Never believe I leave so far away
    Except from necessity.
    After a whole day of separation
    Still your dark fragrance clings to my skin.
    I carry your letter everywhere.
    The sash of my dress wraps twice around my waist.
    I wish it bound the two of us together.

    Do you know that we both conceal our love
    Because of prior sorrow, superstitious fear?
    We are two citizens of a savage era
    Schooled in disguises and in self-command,
    Hiding our aromatic, vulnerable love.

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,716 Points Rosalind Pritchard (1/10/2013 9:40:00 AM) Post reply

      Dear Laura, I am very grateful to you for supplying this poem. Thank you very much indeed. Warm wishes, Rosalind

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