Genevieve Taggard Poems
- With Child Now I am slow and placid, fond of sun, Like a ...
- Interior A middle class fortress in which to hide! Draw ...
- Ode In Time Of Crisis Now in the fright of change when bombed...
- The Quiet Woman I will defy you down until my death With ...
- Very Young Love Wishes are birds. You have been circled round...
- Celebration This is our time. We women and men Here once ...
- Indian Summer In that day Everyone will sing, Everyone ...
Genevieve Taggard was born in Waitsburg, Washington to James Taggard and Alta Arnold, both of whom were school teachers. Her parents were both active members of the Disciples of Christ, and at age two her parents moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where they became missionaries and founded a school in which they also taught.
Genevieve Taggard began writing poetry at the early age of 13. Her ... more »
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Now I am slow and placid, fond of sun,
Like a sleek beast, or a worn one,
No slim and languid girl – not glad
With the windy trip I once had,
But velvet-footed, musing of my own,
Torpid, mellow, stupid as a stone.
You cleft me with your beauty's pulse, and now
Your pulse has taken body. Care not how
The old grace goes, how heavy I am grown,
Big with this loneliness, how you alone
Ponder our love. Touch my feet and feel
How earth tingles, teeming at my heel!
Earth's urge, not mine, – my little death, not hers;
And the pure beauty yearns and ...