From a darkness

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Title

From a darkness

Description

Three verse poem about dark thoughts, despair and love.

Date

1945-07-13

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Format

One page typewritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SYeomanHT104405v10019

Transcription

POEM FROM A DARKNESS

Your lash of words
I will remember
Driven as thorns
Into the writing hand
And curve of shoulder
The livid mood
Spat whipshod
From your tongues
Blister frail sheen
Distort
Remembrance of
A girl’s gentleness
I strange among you
Subject of
A filthy song.

The vision broken
Of a lover
Was exacted payment
The ripped toll
Surly the deed of
No God I know.

I will remember
My hands
Writhing in
My aching hair
And after madness
The cloak of crying
Folded
In pregnant quiet
Heralds escape
From the nailing down
Of heart
Sink to a darkness
Yet to a light in brain
I drown in sleep
From which I ask
No waking.

13 July 45
India

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Citation

“From a darkness,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30982.

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