Margaret Widdemer

(1884-1978 / United States)

Margaret Widdemer Poems

1. Song 1/4/2003
2. A Ballad Of The Wise Men 4/19/2010
3. A Boy Of The Ghetto 4/19/2010
4. A Lost Comrade 4/19/2010
5. An Afternoon 4/19/2010
6. And If You Came— 4/19/2010
7. Changeling 4/19/2010
8. Denial 4/19/2010
9. Discovery 4/19/2010
10. Dream Death 4/19/2010
11. Dream-House 4/19/2010
12. Father Prayer 4/19/2010
13. Homes 4/19/2010
14. I Did Not Know 4/19/2010
15. I Said, 4/19/2010
16. I Tell My Heart 4/19/2010
17. I Took His Dreams 4/19/2010
18. I Was Still A Child 4/19/2010
19. In An Office Building 4/19/2010
20. Interim 4/19/2010
21. Givers 4/19/2010
22. God’s Places 4/19/2010
23. Goodbye My Lover 4/19/2010
24. Life Tells The Dreamer 4/19/2010
25. Lost Counsel 4/19/2010
26. Mother-Prayer 4/19/2010
27. Next Year 4/19/2010
28. One Worse Thing 4/19/2010
29. Other People 4/19/2010
30. Peace 4/19/2010
31. People 4/19/2010
32. Poem From A Picture 4/19/2010
33. Prayer For The New Year 4/19/2010
34. Prescience 4/19/2010
35. Song: I Wish I Were Old Now 4/19/2010
36. Song: Kind Adieu 4/19/2010
37. Songs From A Masque 4/19/2010
38. Heart Of Youth 4/19/2010
39. Swan-Child 4/19/2010
40. Tea 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Margaret Widdemer

If You Should Tire Of Loving Me

If you should tire of loving me
   Some one of our far days,
Oh, never start to hide your heart
   Or cover thought with praise.

For every word you would not say
   Be sure my heart has heard,
So go from me all silently
   Without a kiss or word;

For God must give you happiness,
   And Oh, it may befall
In listening long to Heaven-song
   I may not care at all!

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A Boy Of The Ghetto

HE goes out with his Dreams
Through the dingy city square,
Purple- and silver-winged
They go with him everywhere.

The quarreling hags at the windows
Have voices unkind, unsweet,
But his Dreams have silver voices
And starrily-slippered feet;

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