Genevieve Taggard Poems
- Interior A middle class fortress in which to hide! Draw ...
- With Child Now I am slow and placid, fond of sun, Like a ...
- 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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A middle class fortress in which to hide!
Draw down the curtain as if saying No,
While noon's ablaze, ablaze outside.
And outside people work and sweat
And the day clings by and the hard day ends.
And after you doze brush out your hair
And walk like a marmoset to and fro
And look in the mirror at middle-age
And sit and regard yourself stare and stare
And hate your life and your tiresome friends
And last night's bridge where you went in debt;
While all around you gathers the rage
Of cheated people
Will we hear your fret
In the rising noise...