Leonora Speyer

(1872-1956 / United States)

Leonora Speyer Poems

1. A Note From The Pipes 1/4/2003
2. April On The Battlefields 1/4/2003
3. Crickets At Dawn 4/22/2010
4. Sekhmet The Lion-Hearted 4/22/2010
5. The Confidant 4/22/2010
6. Swallows 5/22/2015
7. Squall 6/24/2015
8. Song 4/22/2010
9. Suddenly 4/22/2010
10. Spring Cowardice 4/22/2010

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Spring Cowardice

I am afraid to go into the woods,
I fear the trees and their mad, green moods.

I fear the breezes that pull at my sleeves,
The creeping arbutus beneath the leaves,

And the brook that mocks me with wild, wet words:
I stumble and fall at the voice of birds.

Think of the terror of those swift showers,
Think of the meadows of fierce-eyed flowers:

And the little things with sudden wings
That buzz about me and dash and dart,
And the lilac waiting to break my heart!

Winter, hide me in your kind snow,
I am a coward, a coward, I know!

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