Anne Barbara Ridler
Anne Barbara Ridler Poems
|3.||Collected Poems (1994)||3/20/2012|
|6.||The Spring Equinox||3/20/2012|
|7.||Nothing Is Lost||3/20/2012|
|9.||Poem For A Christmas Broadcast||4/20/2010|
|10.||A Dream Observed||4/20/2010|
|13.||For A Child Expected||4/20/2010|
Since we through war awhile must part
Sweetheart, and learn to lose
Of all that satisfied our heart:
Lay up those secrets and those powers
Wherewith you pleased and cherished me these two years:
Now we must draw, as plants would,
On tubers stored in a better season,
Our honey and heaven;
Only our love can store such food.
Is this to make a god of absence?
A new-born monster to steal our sustenance?
We cannot quite cast out lack and pain.
Let him remain-what he may devour
We can well spare:
He never can tap this, the true vein.