Lola Ridge

(December 12, 1873- May 19, 1941 / Dublin)

Altitude - Poem by Lola Ridge

I wonder
how it would be here with you,
where the wind
that has shaken off its dust in low valleys
touches one cleanly,
as with a new-washed hand,
and pain
is as the remote hunger of droning things,
and anger
but a little silence
sinking into the great silence.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012



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