Lauris Dorothy Edmond

(1924-200 / New Zealand)

Lauris Dorothy Edmond Poems

1. In Position 1/3/2003
2. At The Police Station 1/3/2003
3. Late Song 1/3/2003
4. Waterfall 1/3/2003

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I do not ask for youth, nor for delay
in the rising of time's irreversible river
that takes the jewelled arc of the waterfall
in which I glimpse, minute by glinting minute,
all that I have and all I am always losing
as sunlight lights each drop fast, fast falling.

I do not dream that you, young again,
might come to me darkly in love's green darkness
where the dust of the bracken spices the air
moss, crushed, gives out an astringent sweetness
and water holds our reflections
motionless, as if for ever.

It is enough now to come into a room
and find ...

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