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VERNON WARING : The Universe Tilts & other poems Disenchantment of the tightrope walker
Elizabeth's Poem

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Disenchantment of the tightrope walker

Suspending moments above this spindle stretch, the rope tugged tight under his shifting feet, his eyes catch the spotlight shining on ring one. Transfixed by the knife-thrower, he too is strangely thrown, hands leaping endlessly through a somersault sky; hands to head, hands to chest, then to thigh, while knives turn quickly and a liquored mob shouts: voices breaking against the freak show tent

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Elizabeth's Poem

Smiling upon her sleeping there Graceful child with face so fair With hair like flame and eyes so dark And laughter like a meadowlark Lovely child of summer light Her prayer like music in the night Her mind proceeds in peaceful flight To dream of clowns and leaping kites Sleeping through these silver dreams Her breathing soft as gentle snow That drifts upon December's trees To light the darkened land below Her quiet heart as light as wings That fill the sky in early spring Her hopes are bold and brave and bright Her love as warm as candlelight

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