Ann Stanford

(1916 - 1987 / California / United States)

Ann Stanford Poems

1. Andromeda 9/4/2014
2. Done With 1/20/2003
3. Our Town 9/4/2014
4. To Her Spirit At Winter Solstice 9/4/2014
5. The Fountain 9/4/2014
6. Morning 9/4/2014

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The Fountain

You must remember never to offend the gods
by being too sure of anything.
Think of Niobe, how she grew in pride
watching her seven tall sons and seven fair daughters.

Who would not? Having created such
superb heads set on the pure column
of the neck, the long hair glistening in the sun
and their voices musical as water

in a bright stream rippling over rocks -
the archer, the runner, the studious,
the orator, the weaver, the gatherer of garlands,
one with his horse, another at the lyre.

Wherever she looked she saw the gold
limbs of her ...

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