Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

A Star


Beauty was that
Far vanished flame,
Call it a star
Wanting better name.

And gaze and gaze
Vaguely until
Nothing is left
Save a grey ghost-hill.

Here wait I
On the world's rim
Stretching out hands
To Seraphim.

Submitted: Monday, April 05, 2010

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