Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

(1893_1986 / Buffalo, New York)

Nirvana - Poem by Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

Cover me over,
Cover me deep,
Leaves of silence,
Leaves of sleep ...
Bury my body and hands and face
Slowly drifting, dropping, and sifting
Through space ...
Oh the soft lispings,
And light whisperings
And sighs
And the golden darkness
On my eyes!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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