Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN THE MOJAVE, by CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS

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IN THE MOJAVE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: The starved and passionate desert
Last Line: The soft, cool tears of love!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Mohave Desert; Rain; Sky; Mojave Desert

THE starved and passionate desert
Stares hungry at the sky:
"O smile not so forever, love,
With lids forever dry.

"In tears and not in laughter
Love oft shall dearest be.
My heart is thirsty for your tears
To come and comfort me!"

I breathe the desert's passion;
The sun is hot above.
Oh, rain them down upon my heart,—
The soft, cool tears of love!

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