Mary Naylor

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  • Foor Skinn (1/24/2018 9:50:00 PM)

    CINCO DE MAYO MUCHACHOS THE TIME HAS COME HIDE YOUR WOMEN EAT YOUR CHILDREN AND KILL THE WHITE WOMAN WHO DISRESPECTS OUR DAY

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    CINCO DE MAYO CINCO DE MAYO CINCO DE MAYO CINCO DE MAYO EAT THE WHITE WOMAN

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  • Sandra Fowler (12/7/2006 4:45:00 PM)

    Mary Naylor is one of my favorite poets at poemhunter. Her work is beautiful, eloquent and compassionate. It is deserving of much applause.

    Sandra Fowler

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Best Poem of Mary Naylor

Of Scales And Tails, Feathers And Pebbles And Endless Immeasurables

Time is a hummingbird,
building its nest, laying its eggs,
dipping its beak into flowery deeps;
a shimmering prayer, hovering in the air.

Time is a snake,
sliding over the sand, laying its eggs,
and in some fog-filled fen,
stalking its prey; a writhing dare
slithering into its lair.

But eternity is a lizard,
perched on a rock,
that is old and hard and black -
a four-legged peon,
Time's escort through endless eons.

In an infinitude of sand,
I wondered, could I touch it?
Would it care?
Gently I stretched out my trembling ...

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Death Watch

Skeletons skip, ghosts dance,
'Trick or treat! ' 'Trick or treat! '
floats through the night.

Hiding from the moon,
a stark form waits,
without death's grin.
without ghostly hood.