Monday, March 13, 2017

Virginal Valentine

The dissipating forces of the moon
Can be seen dazzling us tonight
Carried in the arms of a virginal girl
Who having damped love down
To human terms and sums
Offers us the host of death
But not before the spring has come
The lifting of her veil
To the cadence of the sun
The long march north
With its frequent interruptions
Detours and delays
The virgin always just ahead

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