gnore #or no/<eEto" his est4For there /as good in a/s/orth, as in .ou!G-69-8*
A Vain Re1uest
:ain is much too persona" #or verse,0on2t curse&he reader /ith .our anger-anguished /ords!=h.me #"o/ers, sun and irds!1981*
A Volume of Villon
(French #i#teenth centur. poet)reen "eather inding, centuries o"d,overs are eve"ed! ;pine2s rued!&he #ore-edge is gi"t! F"eur-de-"is cannot /i"tn this garden emossed /ith go"d!%oo7s are enduring! :recious de"ights,'ut"asting their authors in "i#e!&his poet /as poor<a drun7ard, a oor,nd his grave paid no ro.a"t. rights!11-G-*
A 2al34At !i5teen 6ears of Age
&he earth /as smi"ing at the c"ear "ue s7.,orning de/ /as 7issing grass once dr.,. sou" and a"" the /or"d tried hard to sing,&hen a "ac7ird ma7ing "ight o# ever.thingas /hist"ing #rom a ush<s/eet me"od.,;ti"" didn2t care i# he made #un o# me!For /as /atching someone ver. eauti#u" appear,:ic7ing #"o/ers . herse"#, so near! c"imed the s"ope and sat . her #eet,Loo7ing up /here hi""side and hori?on meet< ;he said %eho"d the .e""o/ s"ope, the deep ravine,ountainside, and there, the grass. green!%ut sa/ nothing ut her #aer. #ace,&hri""ing as her voice #i""ed up the space!e /a"7ed home through the /oods and then /e #ound&imer #a""en, s"anted to the ground, arricade raised out o# her /a.B;mi"ing, she passed under, #ace a"ive and ga.,%ut si"ent as /e "e#t the /oods once moreBe sat do/n c"ose upon the meado/ed #"oor,'ur hearts spo7e "ouder than our /ords /ou"d have,&a"7ing voice"ess". o# ;omething stirring@there!