Jessie Cowan

Rookie (March 12,1963 / New York City)

Jessie Cowan Poems

1. The Day Colossus Fell 1/17/2007

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The Day Colossus Fell

'I only rent the day Colossus fell.'
And you before me shake your head and say,
'You're far too young to know to tell.'

On time and age I moan and dwell;
This hour on Earth is short to pay.
I only rent the day Colossus fell.

And you know much and know it well
And teach me with a sad sashay:
'You're far too young to know, to tell.'

Then I'll grow old and like a shell
reverberate with mem'ries gay.
I only rent the day Colossus fell.

Alone and done, the twilight knell
Will take me back to you, this day.
'You're far too young to ...

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