Babette Deutsch Poems

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1.
Megalosaurus

2.
In August

Heat urges secret odors from the grass.
Blunting the edge of silence, crickets shrill.
Wings veer: inane needles of light, and pass.
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3.
Dawn in Wartime

Sunrise tumbling in like a surf,
A foam of petals, curling thousands, lightly crumbling
Away into light.
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4.
Lizard at Pompeii

Little finger of fiery green, it
flickers over stone. Waits
in a weed's shadow.
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5.
The Net

Into this net of leaves, green as old glass
That the sun fondles, trembling like images
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6.
No Moon, No Star

Sky is such softness, is such dark,
Mt as the pelt of a black panther is
In his den's bight. Under the mat soft black
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7.
Damnation

Hell is not far below,
Not black, nor burning,
Nor even past returning:
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8.
Two People Eat Honey

Beyond the window the moon may be in riot
With the winter night. But your voice having ceased
In the room here, silence comes, barefooted,
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9.
Piano Recital

Her drooping wrist, her arm
Move as a swan should move,
First singing when death dawns
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10.
Seascape

Assembling ways to glisten,
Immensity
Is fresh as paint, and friendly,
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