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The Monastery Croft Post by :claus Category :Poems Author :Madison Julius Cawein Date :November 2011 Read :2167

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The Monastery Croft

1

Big-stomached, like friars
Who ogle a nun,
Quaff deep to their bellies' desires
From the old abbey's tun,
Grapes fatten with fires
Warm-filtered from moon and from sun.


2

As a novice who muses,--
Lips a rosary tell,
While her thoughts are--a love she refuses?
--Nay! mourns as not well:
The ripe apple looses
Its holding to rot where it fell.




(The end)
Madison Julius Cawein's poem: Monastery Croft

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