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Henri Cole

Poems of Henri Cole

1. Buddha and the Seven Tiger Cubs 7/21/2006
2. Childlessness 7/21/2006
3. Folly 7/21/2006
4. Harvard Classics 7/23/2006
5. White Spine 7/21/2006


For many years I wanted a child
though I knew it would only illuminate life
for a time, like a star on a tree; I believed
that happiness would at last assert itself,
like a bird in a dirty cage, calling me,
ambassador of flesh, out of the rough
locked ward of sex.

Outstretched on my spool-bed,

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