Katherine Mansfield

(14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923 / Wellington)

Firelight - Poem by Katherine Mansfield

Playing in the fire and twilight together,
My little son and I,
Suddenly--woefully--I stoop to catch him.
"Try, mother, try!"

Old Nurse Silence lifts a silent finger:
"Hush! cease your play!"
What happened? What in that tiny moment
Flew away?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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