New PDF release: A Bundle of Myrrh

By John Gneisenau Neihardt

ISBN-10: 1438425422

ISBN-13: 9781438425429

First anthology of poems released through John G. Neihardt; good got.

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O Woman, Titan-Womanl Though lesser ones forsake me, Yet thou wilt share my couch when I am weary. Thy fingers I Ab, thy fingers I They touch me I Lift me closer, Extinguish me amid thy jeweled tresses I Thou wert the first great Mother, Shalt be the last fair woman: White breasts of flesh grow cold, soft flesh lips wither: o First and Ultimate, Night, thou Titan-Woman, Thou wilt not fail me when these fall to dust I o The moon upon thy forehead I The stars amid thy black locks I Extinguish me upon thy breast, amid thy tresses I John G.

And you and I-immortal seeming now Upon the charmed Olympus of this couchShall groan to feel our putrid life-in-death! o I could smile upon you here in death, For Death is chaste and wise and very kind; But my soul aches that it must see you walk To-morrow in the vulgar gaze of Day, Lifelike, yet dead~ dead to what you were. 39 A Bundle of Myrrh Kiss me again before the stars snuff out! Once more before the lyric Night be lost Amid the prosy droning of the Day I John G. Neihardt XXIV TITAN-WOMAN GREAT kind Night, Calm Titan-Woman Nightl Broad-bosomed, motherly, a comforter of men I Reach out thy arms for me And in thy jewded hair Hide thou my face and blind mine aching eyes I O I hate the strumpet smile Of Day!

Ah-so I It falls like night upon a day Too bright for peace. It is a cruel way That leads to this, alas, which is but pain. I am athirst-your tresses fall like rain: Ab, wrap me close and bind me captive there Amid your hair I How much my soul has given that my flesh Might lie a thrall in this enchanted mesh I Something I grope for that I used to hold; Something it was bought dearly--cheaply sold; Something divine was strangled unaware Here in your hair I But no-I will not grieve-will not complain.

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