Songs of a Girl
I Perhaps, God, planting Eden, Dropped, by mistake, a seed In Time’s neighbor-plot, That grew to be This hour? II You and I picked up Life and looked at it curiously; We did not know whether to keep it for a plaything or not. It was beautiful to see, like a red firecracker, And we knew, too, that it was lighted. We dropped it while the fuse was still burning … III I am going to die too, flower, in a little while— Do not be so proud. IV The sun is dying Alone On an island In the bay. Close your eyes, poppies— I would not have you see death. You are so young! V The sun falls Like a drop of blood From some hero. We, Who love pain, Delight in this.
This poem is in the public domain.
Mary Carolyn Davies
Mary Carolyn Davies was the author of several collections of poetry, including Marriage Songs (H. Vinal, 1923).
Date Published: 1917-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/songs-girl