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.



2 comments:

dan said...

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

ethan said...

"sweet honey-loving rover" ha ha ha!