Laura Riding

(January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991 / New York City)

Laura Riding Poems

1. The Simple Line 1/13/2003
2. The Quids 1/13/2003
3. With The Face 1/13/2003
4. In Due Form 1/13/2003
5. The World And I 1/13/2003
6. The Poet's Corner 1/13/2003
7. Yes And No 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Laura Riding

Yes And No

Across a continent imaginary
Because it cannot be discovered now
Upon this fully apprehended planet—
No more applicants considered,
Alas, alas—

Ran an animal unzoological,
Without a fate, without a fact,
Its private history intact
Against the travesty
Of an anatomy.

Not visible not invisible,
Removed by dayless night,
Did it ever fly its ground
Out of fancy into light,
Into space to replace
Its unwritable decease?

Ah, the minutes twinkle in and out
And in and out come and go
One by one, none by none,
What we know,...

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