Hazel Hall Poems

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1.
Hours

I have known hours built like cities,
House on grey house, with streets between
That lead to straggling roads and trail off,
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2.
Three Girls

Three school-girls pass this way each day:
Two of them go in the fluttery way
Of girls, with all that girlhood buys;
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3.
Sunlight Through A Window

Beauty streamed into my hand
In sunlight through a pane of glass;
Now at last I understand
Why suns must pass.
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4.
Seams

I was sewing a seam one day.
Just this way—
Flashing four silver stitches there
With thread, like this, fine as a hair,
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5.
A Baby's Dress

It is made of finest linen—
Sheer as wasp-wings;
It is made with a flowing panel
Down the front,
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6.
Company

A footstep sounded from the street...
Listening, I knew of you!
With the good singing of your feet
You came in, too.
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7.
The Listening Macaws

Many sewing days ago
I cross-stitched on a black satin bag
Two listening macaws.
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8.
Light Sleep

Women who sing themselves to sleep
Lie with their hands at rest,
Locked over them night-long as though to keep
Music against their breast.
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9.
The Hand-Glass

I am holding up a mirror
to look at life; in my hand-glass
I see a strange, hushed street below me
Where people pass.
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10.
Things That Grow

I like things with roots that know the earth,
Trees whose feet, nimble and brown,
Wander around in the house of their birth
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