Archive for May 12th, 2014

Monday, 12 May 2014

Footnote by Barbara Howes

Love is a great leveler.
Some of us
May fancy we have mastered desire–
Not likely; it’s too imperious. For many
Love is a great
Barrier; some are ill
With fear of it. Few, really,
Have ever breathed its blue oracular air
Deep in their lungs. Love is a bell
That sounds and bodies forth the whole being.
We need own
So little: half a bed;
So much: hope that love is, will be
Love.

From: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse/103/6#!/20589640

Date: 1964

By: Barbara Howes (1914-1996)

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