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Alan Seeger - Sonnet XVI: Who Shall Invoke Her

Who shall invoke her, who shall be her priest,
With single rites the common debt to pay?
On some green headland fronting to the East
Our fairest boy shall kneel at break of day.
Naked, uplifting in a laden tray
New milk and honey and sweet-tinctured wine,
Not without twigs of clustering apple-spray
To wreath a garland for Our Lady's shrine.
The morning planet poised above the sea
Shall drop sweet influence through her drowsing lid;
Dew-drenched, his delicate virginity
Shall scarce disturb the flowers he kneels amid,
That, waked so lightly, shall lift up their eyes,
Cushion his knees, and nod between his thighs. 

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Poet: Alan Seeger
Poem: Sonnet XVI: Who Shall Invoke Her
Poem of the Day: Jul 26 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 12th, 2012 at 8:35 AM.

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