Lauma Lapa

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Lauma Lapa Poems

1. A Heart-Flight Away 12/20/2004
2. Journey? Home? 12/20/2004
3. In Memoriam (My Teacher) 12/20/2004
4. (a Sequence) 12/20/2004
5. Wild Hearts 11/22/2005
6. In Memoriam Brother 11/22/2005
7. Of Drizzle And Memory, And How Cars Flow By Just Like A River 9/16/2011
8. Dance, Quoth Death 11/22/2005
9. Stars? Meteorites? 12/25/2004
10. King’s Fool 12/20/2004
11. No Body's Land 12/20/2004
12. Stones And Houses 12/25/2004

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Dance, Quoth Death

Come, dance with me,
Quoth Death,
I will teach thee
Will be Easy.

I made him
A cuppa. I
Broke bread for him,
Buttered it, and proffered:
No one should dance hungry.

Come, this is a Waltz,
Quoth Death,
One-two-three, One-two-three, One…
It will be slow
And becoming.

I made him
New shoes. I
Knitted him the socks,
Warm and well-fitting,
No one should dance barefoot.

And this,
Is Quickstep, quoth Death,
Just jump in the pattern I show,
This will be
Easy, ye know.

I made him
Mittens. I...

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