Lois Read Poems
- Do Not Go Gentle (Title From D...
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Lois Read, retired Art Teacher, began writing poems in the 1980s, has been published in The Connecticut River Review, winning a 'best in issue' for her poem Barefoot Queen. She has published two chapbooks, is preparing to publish a third. more »
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Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas)
The lone red
most ordinary tulip
in the front garden
has surprisingly mmorphed
into something new
as though it shed its
a red satin cloak with
black velvet sleeves edged in gold
such as a sultan
or oriental potentate
In these, its last days
it stands alone still on
single stem amid spring sprouts
not decorously dropping petals
one be one, but
proudly, with grand hauteur
to lesser beings,
reciting Dylan Thomas.