Autumn 1942 • Vol. IV No. 3 New Verse by Brave PoetsOctober 1, 1942 |

Three Poems

1. When the mouse died at nightHe was all overgrown with delight,His whiskers thick as a woodFrom exploring the Polar cupboardAnd his eyes still agapeFrom risky accomplishment.No honor or drum was his bait.The more glorious heWho with no shame for timeThen boldly died,Three weeks a rich spellOf sound and pure smellAnd all his long leisureFor meat of short pleasure(An ant could carry it).Praise his clutched feetWho sweetens nowOn a small hate.   2. For the heart, willing and not willing, Is glassed under as clover in a stand of storm water: In the downy sink of the ground Rain is an inch deep over the heads of those four-leaves And the sides turn silver, in the embossed Pond-meadow. Think of a whole army of clover, Hidden under, lace all, green as an apple! For the heart, willing and not willing, Stands in a rain settle too, transparent To all in a vale, where the firm skin of wish Dapples and lines it with ill, ill, And its veins are exposed, pale To the tremble of

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