Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, APPEAL, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: You who are so mighty
Last Line: This is my song.
Subject(s): Desire

You who are so mighty,
crimson salamander,
hear me once more.
I lay among the half-burned sticks
at the edge of the fire.
The fiend was creeping in.
I felt the cold tips of fingers --

O crimson salamander!

Give me one little flame,
that I may bind it
protectingly about the wrist
of him that flung me here,
here upon the very center!

This is my song.

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