Margaret Widdemer

(1884-1978 / United States)

Margaret Widdemer Poems

1. If you should tire of loving me 1/4/2003
2. Old Books 4/19/2010
3. Old Wine 4/19/2010
4. Irish Love Song 1/4/2003
5. Certainties 4/19/2010
6. To Youth after Pain 4/19/2010
7. To A Young Girl At A Window 4/19/2010
8. The Gray Magician 4/19/2010
9. The Dark Cavalier 1/4/2003
10. Embroidery 4/19/2010
11. The Factories 4/19/2010
12. When I Was A Young Girl 4/19/2010
13. The Wakened God 4/19/2010
14. The Old Road to Paradise 4/19/2010
15. Fulfilment 4/19/2010
16. Garden Dream 4/19/2010
17. Laggard 4/19/2010
18. His Mother 4/19/2010
19. Departure 4/19/2010
20. The Garden 4/19/2010

The Dark Cavalier

I am the Dark Cavalier; I am the Last Lover:
   My arms shall welcome you when other arms are tired;
I stand to wait for you, patient in the darkness,
   Offering forgetfulness of all that you desired.

I ask no merriment, no pretense of gladness,
   I can love heavy lids and lips without their rose;
Though you are sorrowful you will not weary me;
   I will not go from you when all the tired world goes.

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