Lesbia Harford Poems
|161.||And Is Love Very Strong Where Honour Rules?||4/15/2010|
|162.||Body And Soul||4/15/2010|
|163.||The Two Swans||4/15/2010|
|164.||A Blouse Machinist||4/15/2010|
|165.||A Bronte Legend||4/15/2010|
|167.||Cherry Plum Blossom In An Old Tin Jug||4/15/2010|
|169.||A Strike Rhyme||4/15/2010|
|170.||Beauty And Terror||4/15/2010|
|172.||A Prayer To Saint Rosa||4/15/2010|
|174.||A Bunch Of Lilac And A Storm Of Hail||4/15/2010|
|177.||A Meaning Learnt||4/15/2010|
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A Meaning Learnt
I'm not his wife. I am his paramour:
His wayside love, picked up in journeying:
Rose of the hedgerows; fragrant, till he fling
Me down beside the ditch, a drooped thing
Some country boy may stick into his hat.
A paramour has no more use than that.
All Knowledge . . .
I know more about flowers,
And Pat knows about ships.
'Schooner' and 'barquentine'
Are words of note on his lips.
Even 'schooner, barque-rigged'
Has meaning for him. And yet
I don't believe he knows
Hearts' ease from mignonette.
And whenever the daffodils,