Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INTERIM: 7, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON



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INTERIM: 7, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today I have no desire to instruct you
Last Line: Better than light that floods upon smooth stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Memory; Thought; Thinking


TODAY I have no desire to instruct you
In the exact intensity
Of the burn and thrill of poison along my veins—
The thought that will not begone, though turned from my brain—
Nor the profound immensity
Of blackness, made of the uncounted hoards
Of small black moments that I add to daily,
Hourly, and with every conscious thought;
Little by little building a universe
Of pain so dark that you cannot penetrate it
Better than light that floods upon smooth stone.





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