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Judgment Post by :jrsbizlink Category :Poems Author :William Rose Benet Date :October 2011 Read :1738

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Down the deep steps of stone through iron doors
I entered that red room and saw the rack,
And round the walls I saw them sit in black,
The immutable and urgent councillors.
My heart was clotted with an old remorse,
Despair a vulture fast upon my back.
I saw my body like an empty sack
Tossed disarticulate on grated floors.

But even a wilder wonder at this crime
Tried in the dungeon of my own grim life
Woke, as your memory awoke with tune
That crazed the very walls. I stared through Time
Like to a man who stands with smoking knife
Above his dead, and sees the rising moon.

(The end)
William Rose Benet's poem: Judgment

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Unforgotten Unforgotten

Wakening in the night, the pain that slumberStrikes with her mace of silence dead and dumbLoomed over me and, formless, said, "I come!Bringing illusions lost beyond all number.Rigid you lie, yet for a little cumberThis flaming world some die proudly, someGlitter like granite, or dream millenium."It left me toiled in mountainous clouds of umber.I lay sustaining all the old emotion,Numbed as beneath the blows of iron cars.Then slowly, slowly some supreme devotionCrept down, and drew me out of ageless wars,Like a dear voice heard over darkened oceanWhen all dim heaven is trembling into stars.(The end)William Rose Benet's poem: Unforgotten

The Lover The Lover

The Lover
I rooted silver stars from heaven in showers,Rived adamant to show an azure gap,Captured the very Psyche in my cap,Filched from the sack of Time six diamond hours.Hyperborean in my crown of flowersI ran and leapt the cliff of thunderclapPlunging through green sea-light where bronze fronds wrapCrumbling pearl palaces and coral bowers.Now--"Could I move, all humankind would pantEven to think such effort! Could my songsCry out, dusked heaven would shudder at my wrongs!"I moaned, and then looked flushed and palpitantOn Love's rapt face, that frenzied flagellantWielding with zeal the welting golden thongs.(The end)William Rose Benet's poem: Lover