Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

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Poem by Louise Bogan

She has no need to fear the fall
Of harvest from the laddered reach
Of orchards, nor the tide gone ebbing
From the steep beach.

Nor hold to pain's effrontery
Her body's bulwark, stern and savage,
Nor be a glass, where to forsee
Another's ravage.

What she has gathered, and what lost,
She will not find to lose again.
She is possessed by time, who once
Was loved by men.


Comments about Portrait by Louise Bogan

  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/22/2019 10:50:00 AM)

    Steep beach! ! !
    Not to fear the fall.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (11/22/2019 9:14:00 AM)

    Refreshing language and a wonderful write. : -)(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (11/22/2019 12:17:00 AM)

    She is possessed by time, who once
    Was loved by men. /// the love one now in the portrait of heart canvas!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003