Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ANODYNE, by SARAH NORCLIFFE CLEGHORN



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First Line: In the late evening, when the house is still
Last Line: The beaded forehead of mortality.
Subject(s): Mortality


In the late evening, when the house is still,
For an intense instant,
I lift my clean soul out of the soiled garments of mortality.
No sooner is it free to rise than it bends back earthward
And touches mortal life with hands like the hands that troubled the waters of
Bethesda.
So this incorruptible touches the corrupt;
This immortal cools with a touch
The beaded forehead of mortality.





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