"I hear drums of war: Drums, they strike, "Tum!" Thundering, Daring my withins to stand The trembles, Trembles, before, I could not bear; Why would I dare now? Stand? On what ground? That yet Trembles with the nearing..."
"My love, look up to the sky— Look at the clouds, o', how shy They are; look beyond them To where the stars are hiding. The moon is rising, and shining..."
"The wind was ever gentle on the skin. It was ever something to love; it was ever So mighty—how wondrous, were the bows Of the reeds, and the hisses of the trees..."
"In my arms, you grew; In my heart, love grew. Attached did your flesh On mine grow, "Mine" now Etched to my bones within, My soul, my being..."
"I fought so hard to live. It was a fight to the death— Every step forth burned My soles, my bones, my core; Every step tore me apart, And rebound me so that I Could feed my beasts of doom..."
"You have life on one side. All around it is death, Endless beginnings, Sprouting from endings, Yet, ends wait, ends take, When with time, harmony Blows the trumpets of "BYE."
"Losses on losses, like showers of life—cold showers, Whipping against the flesh, washing comfort off, Washing me off, slow, yet in actuality, teaching the mind Growth—how subtle are the effects of good chilled..."