Lucius Furius


O Gretchen, Wherever You Are - Poem by Lucius Furius

I remember how you used to care for the flowers
and arrange the vegetables at the stand.
How carefully you drove the tractor.

I remember you coming out of a cornfield at dawn,
soaked with the dew, laboring under your basket.

All the tiny things you looked after -
kittens and toads.

And the strange foods you gave us!

O Gretchen, wherever you are,
I hope you've found peace.

How did you live in that harsh world?
Where did you hide your fragile spirit?

O Gretchen, wherever you are,
I hope you've found love.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, peace, farm

Form: Lyric


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is one of the Humanist Art Homepage, Scraps of Faith poems.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 13, 2017


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