Friday, February 29, 2008

A Farewell

Harriet Monroe (1936)

Good-bye!—no, do not grieve that it is over,
The perfect hour;
That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover,
Flits from the flower.

Grieve not—it is the law. Love will be flying—
Yes, love and all.
Glad was the living—blessed be the dying.
Let the leaves fall.


dan said...

from The Poetry Anthology (1912-2002)
Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young

ethan said...

"sweet honey-loving rover" ha ha ha!