Louise Bogan

Now that I Know
how passion warms little
of flesh in the mold,
and treasure is brittle,

I’ll lie there and learn
how, over there ground,
trees make a long shadow
and a light sound.

Louis Bogan was born in Livermore Falls, Main
in1897. She’s the author of several books of
prose and poetry. The recipient of a 1968
fellowship from the National Endowment for
the arts. She died in 1970. 

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