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

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First Line: I am frightened master, quivering with fear
Last Line: Writ in her features! Come to me master!
Subject(s): Persephone; Fear

I am frightened Master, quivering with fear
Half nude before the gloom bed, for one
Persephone the moon wrested and won
Against the black leaves and lo, she was here!

And she looked weary and foredone
With heaviness as seeming to have tried
Many welcomes who once more in her ride
Through the green host flees the pursuing sun.

But oh she was strange with me and not near,
Smooth browed as once, but glimpsed me up sliteyed
And vanished silent. There was bitter pride
Writ in her features! Come to me Master!

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