Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CROWS, by LOUISE BOGAN

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First Line: The woman who has grown old
Last Line: The literary review,
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
Subject(s): Old Age; Women

The woman who has grown old
And knows desire must die,
Yet turns to love again,
Hears the crows' cry.

She is a stem long hardened,
A weed that no scythe mows.
The heart's laughter will be to her
The crying of the crows,

Who slide in the air with the same voice
Over what yields not and what yields,
Alike in spring, or when there is only bitter
Winter burning in the fields.
The Literary Review,

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