Lola Ridge

(December 12, 1873- May 19, 1941 / Dublin)

Poems of Lola Ridge

81. Wall Street at Night 2/8/2012
82. Wild Duck 2/8/2012
83. Wind Rising in The Alleys 2/8/2012
84. Windows 2/8/2012

Mother

Your love was like moonlight
turning harsh things to beauty,
so that little wry souls
reflecting each other obliquely
as in cracked mirrors . . .
beheld in your luminous spirit
their own reflection,
transfigured as in a shining stream,
and loved you for what they are not.

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