Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY ANGEL, by JONATHAN HENDERSON BROOKS

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MY ANGEL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: That night my angel stooped and strained
Last Line: Despair and my disgrace.

That night my angel stooped and strained
To lift me from the mud.
He could not lift my heaviness.
My angel sweated blood.
He said: You are the heaviest grief
In heaven since the flood.

All night my angel stooped and strained,
Loath to abandon me:
The heaviest load since Lucifer
Shook heaven's regency.
All night he interceded for
My black necessity.

He rose. And two wings hid his feet.
And two wings veiled his face,
And two wings took him, weary wings,
To angels' resting place.
He flew away. He left with me
Despair and my disgrace.

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