Summer 1946 • Vol. VIII No. 3 Poetry |

For a Loved Daughter

Through a dolled, fantastic summer landOf carnival, and out of grief,We strolled that day, tall man, small child,I swarthy, you with yellow hair.And as we paused in laughter there,By ice cream and by games beguiled,The gold sun melted disbelief.The shadowed man clung to your hand. We mastered the marvelous Merry-Go-Round,Where lions dance, where slowly riseAnd fall fierce dragons. May I beTrusted in dreams as I was then.At night, when the nightmare hours descendLike gilt steeds plunging, light for meCandles, your kindled and constant eyes.So sounds of carousal grow profound. The color of the mallards: green.Green grew the grass where we reclinedTo toss them minutes with our bread.There amid gabble questions roseWhich another must answer. "No one knowsThese things, not even I,” I said."The trouble is blindness in the mind.The scene, seen, may not be obscene.” A fountain in our path: spray blownIn floating coronals of light;Gay with slight rainbows; innocentAs tears; as b

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