Angela Morgan

(1875 - 24 January 1957 / Mississippi)

Choice - Poem by Angela Morgan

I'd rather have the thought of you
To hold against my heart,
My spirit to be taught of you
With west winds blowing,
Than all the warm caresses
Of another love's bestowing,
Or all the glories of the world
In which you had no part.

I'd rather have the theme of you
To thread my nights and days,
I'd rather have the dream of you
With faint stars glowing,
I'd rather have the want of you,
The rich, elusive taunt of you
Forever and forever and forever unconfessed
Than claim the alien comfort
Of any other's breast.

O lover! O my lover,
That this should come to me!
I'd rather have the hope for you,
Ah, Love, I'd rather grope for you
Within the great abyss
Than claim another's kiss --
Alone I'd rather go my way
Throughout eternity.


Comments about Choice by Angela Morgan

  • (12/11/2016 4:02:00 PM)


    a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

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  • (3/26/2012 5:45:00 PM)


    which type of poem is this? (i.e. sonnet, free verse, imagery poem etc.) ? (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2012 10:33:00 AM)


    Angela Morgan is one in a million (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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