Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IMMACULATE, by UARDA ROSAMOND GARRETT

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IMMACULATE, by                    
First Line: I have always admired women
Last Line: It shelters a hungry heart.
Subject(s): Childlessness; Cleanliness; Home

I have always admired women
Who kept immaculate houses,
The restfulness of everything in place,
No littered papers or books awry.

My house has always had schoolbooks
On chairs and unexpected places,
Skates in the hall, and
Tennis rackets on the tables.

It is in order now.
My boy has gone away to school.
The papers are neatly folded,
His baseball bat is in the closet.

I do not like an immaculate house --
It shelters a hungry heart.

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