Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

Epitaph for a Romantic Woman


She has attained the permanence
She dreamed of, where old stones lie sunning.
Untended stalks blow over her
Even and swift, like young men running.

Always in the heart she loved
Others had lived, -- she heard their laughter.
She lies where none has lain before,
Where certainly none will follow after.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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