Adelaide Crapsey Poems

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1.
Adventure

Sun and wind and beat of sea,
Great lands stretching endlessly…
Where be bonds to bind the free?
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2.
Doom

Peter stands by the gate,
And Michael by the throne.
'Peter, I would pass the gate
And come before the throne.'
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3.
The Lonely Death

In the cold I will rise, I will bathe
In waters of ice; myself
Will shiver, and shrive myself,
Alone in the dawn, and anoint
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4.
Cinquains

Fate Defied

As it
Were tissue of silver
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5.
Chimes

The rose new-opening saith,
And the dew of the morning saith,
(Fallen leaves and vanished dew)
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6.
November Night

Listen . . .
With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
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7.
Blue Hyacinths

In your
Curled petals what ghosts
Of blue headlands and seas,
What perfumed immortal breath sighing
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8.
For Lucas Cranach's Eve

Oh me,
Was there a time
When Paradise knew Eve
In this sweet guise, so placid and
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9.
Hypnos, God Of Sleep

The shadowy boy of night
Crosses the dusking land;
He sows his poppy-seeds
With steady, gentle hand.
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10.
Amaze

I know
Not these my hands
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