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(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

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Rose Pogonias

A saturated meadow,
Sun-shaped and jewel-small,
A circle scarcely wider
Than the trees around were tall;
Where winds were quite excluded,
And the air was stifling sweet
With the breath of many flowers, --
A temple of the heat.

There we bowed us in the burning,
As the sun's right worship is,
To pick where none could miss them
A thousand orchises;
For though the grass was scattered,
yet every second spear
Seemed tipped with wings of color,
That tinged the atmosphere.

We raised a simple prayer
Before we left the spot,
That in the general mowing
That place might be forgot;
Or if not all so favored,
Obtain such grace of hours,
that none should mow the grass there
While so confused with flowers.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • * Sunprincess * (11/23/2012 12:08:00 PM)

    sure this was a beauiful meadow..love the imagery..fabulous

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  • S Imam (7/11/2006 7:12:00 AM)

    Not many people like to see something beautiful destroyed.

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