ophelia floats (opheliafloats) wrote in sas_chapterone,
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penny for your thoughts

I know we have some poets amongst us and was hoping that some might be willing to either post one of their own or some related (or not) piece of work that they particularly like. Do it in a new posting!

While we're at it, I would love to hear what the SAS ladies think of this particular poem; why you like it (plan to frame it) or hate it (are printing it right now so you can burn it) and anything it brings to mind. I am going to be doing a presentation on it next week and some group brainstorming would be appreciated.



Now this particular girl
During a ceremonious april walk
With her latest suitor
Found herself, of a sudden, intolerably struck
By the birds' irregular babel
And the leaves' litter.

By this tumult afflicted, she
Observed her lover's gestures unbalance the air,
His gait stray uneven
Through a rank wilderness of fern and flower;
She judged petals in disarray,
The whole season, sloven.

How she longed for winter then! --
Scrupulously austere in its order
Of white and black
Ice and rock; each sentiment within border,
And heart's frosty discipline
Exact as a snowflake.

But here -- a burgeoning
Unruly enough to pitch her five queenly wits
Into vulgar motley --
A treason not to be borne; let idiots
Reel giddy in bedlam spring:
She withdrew neatly.

And round her house she set
Such a barricade of barb and check
Against mutinous weather
As no mere insurgent man could hope to break
With curse, fist, threat
Or love, either.

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