The Twain, Poems of Earth and Ether

ISBN: 978-1484088999



San Francisco's Reply

To Katie Burke who wrote a Valentine letter to her native city

My heart's forever
yours, Miss Burke, let me count the
ways you bridge that fault,

deep-riv'n below your
feet, with golden eulogy,
Narcissus himself

had no greater joy
in his reflection than mine
in your limpid eye

you exculpate my
treachery with a soulful
blink denied frail man

must I then believe
you'll not yield to the human
dance and play me false?



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