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“We have lost so many leaves / in loss, loss, loss / Out of the sky, / What shall we do for shelter to live by?”
“All our footsteps, set to make / Metric advance, / Lapse into arcs in deference / To circumstance.”
“We are pledged to be blind / By a totality of mind / Which has said: we shall learn what we already believe, / Study what we like, / Behoove what we approve, / Read our own creed ...”
“What is a total mind / Fixed in a total state / But that which denies surprise / And thinks itself its fate.”
“God, a man at Yale, adopted a monkey / In order to raise him up in his own image, / But only in some respects could the monk identify, / Could learn manners, but not the word of God.”
“The stems of grievance put down their heavy roots / And by the end of summer crack the pavement.”
“Death did not come to my mother / Like an old friend. / She was a mother, and she must / Conceive him.”
Josephine Miles, U.S. poet, critic, educator
(1911 - 1985)