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Edgar Bowers

(2 March 1924 - 4 February 2000 / Rome)

Poems of Edgar Bowers

1. Amor Vincit Omnia 1/13/2003
2. An Afternoon At The Beach 4/22/2010
3. Autumn Shade 4/22/2010
4. Clear-seeing 4/22/2010
5. Clothes 4/22/2010
6. For Louis Pasteur 1/20/2003
7. John 1/20/2003
8. Mary 11/29/2014
9. The Mountain Cemetery 1/20/2003
10. The Poet Orders His Tomb 4/22/2010
11. The Stoic: For Laura Von Courten 4/22/2010
12. The Virgin Considered As A Picture 4/22/2010


The angel of self-discipline, her guardian
Since she first knew and had to go away
From home that spring to have her child with strangers,
Sustained her, till the vanished boy next door
And her ordeal seemed fiction, and the true
Her mother's firm insistence she was the mother
And the neighbors' acquiescence. So she taught school,
Walking a mile each way to ride the street car—
First books of the Aeneid known by heart,

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