Treasure Island

Margaret Widdemer

(1884-1978 / United States)

Poems of Margaret Widdemer

1. A Ballad of the Wise Men 4/19/2010
2. A Boy Of The Ghetto 4/19/2010
3. A Lost Comrade 4/19/2010
4. An Afternoon 4/19/2010
5. And If You Came— 4/19/2010
6. Certainties 4/19/2010
7. Changeling 4/19/2010
8. Denial 4/19/2010
9. Departure 4/19/2010
10. Discovery 4/19/2010
11. Dream Death 4/19/2010
12. Dream-House 4/19/2010
13. Embroidery 4/19/2010
14. Father Prayer 4/19/2010
15. Fulfilment 4/19/2010
16. Garden Dream 4/19/2010
17. Givers 4/19/2010
18. God’s Places 4/19/2010
19. Goodbye My Lover 4/19/2010
20. Greek Love Song 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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