Laura Riding

(January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991 / New York City)

Laura Riding Poems

1. The Quids 1/13/2003
2. The Simple Line 1/13/2003
3. Yes And No 1/13/2003
4. In Due Form 1/13/2003
5. The World And I 1/13/2003
6. With The Face 1/13/2003
7. The Poet's Corner 1/13/2003
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The Poet's Corner

Here where the end of bone is no end of song
And the earth is bedecked with immortality
In what was poetry
And now is pride beside
And nationality,
Here is a battle with no bravery
But if the coward's tongue has gone
Swording his own lusty lung.
Listen if there is victory
Written into a library
Waving the books in banners
Soldierly at last, for the lines
Go marching on, delivered of the soul.

And happily may they rest beyond
Suspicion now, the incomprehensibles
Traitorous in such talking
As chattered over their countries' boundaries.
The ...

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