John Montague

(28 February 1929-- / New York, New York)

John Montague Poems

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1. Like Dolmens Round My Childhood, The Old People. 5/18/2015
2. Paths 1/12/2018
3. Silences 1/12/2018
4. SIBYL'S MORNING 1/12/2018
5. THE TROUT 1/12/2018
6. A SMALL DEATH 1/12/2018
7. A FLOWERING ABSENCE 1/12/2018
8. INTIMACY 1/12/2018
9. White Water 11/24/2014
10. Uprooting 1/13/2003
11. There Are Days 1/20/2003
12. The Golden Hook 1/13/2003
13. Blessing 1/13/2003
14. No Music 1/13/2003

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No Music

I'll tell you a sore truth, little understood
It's harder to leave, than to be left:
To stay, to leave, both sting wrong.

You will always have me to blame,
Can dream we might have sailed on;
From absence's rib, a warm fiction.

To tear up old love by the roots,
To trample on past affections:
There is no music for so harsh a song.


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