Marvin Bell


Marvin Bell Poems

1. The Book Of The Dead Man (Food) 5/14/2015
2. Time Study 6/10/2015
3. Song Of Social Despair 2/27/2015
4. These Green-Going-To-Yellow 1/20/2003
5. He Said To 1/20/2003
6. Wednesday 1/20/2003
7. Life 1/20/2003
8. The Self And The Mulberry 1/20/2003
9. I, Or Someone Like Me 1/20/2003
10. To Dorothy 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Marvin Bell

To Dorothy

You are not beautiful, exactly.
You are beautiful, inexactly.
You let a weed grow by the mulberry
And a mulberry grow by the house.
So close, in the personal quiet
Of a windy night, it brushes the wall
And sweeps away the day till we sleep.

A child said it, and it seemed true:
"Things that are lost are all equal."
But it isn't true. If I lost you,
The air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow.
Someone would pull the weed, my flower.
The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you,
I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.


Submitted by Larry Bole

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