Mark R. Elias

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  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (1/27/2016 4:20:00 AM)

    So glad I happened upon your poetry, ' The Weight of a Child in Your Arms', 'Shadow of Sorrow', to name a few of your masterpieces, beautiful work! Bravo! !

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  • Frank Avon (10/8/2014 12:17:00 AM)

    Mark, this poem (as your bio) is itself a gem. It says better than I something I just tried to say in a new effort of mine. ('Lines') Whenever we choose to write ourselves in lines, if we're fortunate we learn more about ourselves, and lots of other things, too. Your joy and your pleasure communicate with readers, and for that we are grateful.

    (One of our sons lives in Canberra. We've always intended to make it on to NZ one of these days. Now our travel is severely hampered by my health, so we probably won't make it, but my friends and children tell me what a gracious place it is. Cheers!)

At A Pauper's Grave

Borne of the earth, return you now to earth.
Return you, yes, to welcome in the seed,
To sing the mighty flower into birth,
And green the grass for all its holy worth.
Your song's as good as anyone's. Indeed,
While you've no angel carved, no monument,
No lurid lasting testament to greed,
No sacred words some mason's hands to bleed,
You've soil to share, having known the same descent

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