Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NOTE OF GRIEF, by GERALD W. THOMSON

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NOTE OF GRIEF, by            
First Line: The dreamy freshness of a mid-pacific day and I are one
Last Line: Made for an endless day toward the deepest night.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness

The dreamy freshness of a mid-Pacific day and I are one,
the distant algirobas on slopes of Diamond Head are softest velvet,
the mynah birds intrigue me with their chatter,
and if your ear were tuned as mine
their sharpest scoldings are musical,
as are the sounds of Oriental clogs
and the soft scrapings of the dried-out palms.
These were our background.
Some trifling thing, I can not place it now,
drenched and chilled like island rain at night.
Wife now a word, a star
perhaps to light another hemisphere.
The sounds of yesterday, the ticking of a clock
made for an endless day toward the deepest night.

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