Monday, December 03, 2007

Poem for Monday, December 3, 2007

Poem for Monday, December 3, 2007

At a Loose End

by D. H. Lawrence

Many years have I still to burn, detained

Like a candle-flame on this body; but I enclose

Blue shadow within me, a presence which lives contained

In my flame of living, the invisible heart of the rose.

So through these days, while I burn on the fuel of life,

What matter the stuff I lick up in my daily flame;

Seeing the core is a shadow inviolate,

A darkness that dreams my dreams for me, ever the same.

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