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Marvin Bell - To Dorothy

You are not beautiful, exactly.
You are beautiful, inexactly.
You let a weed grow by the mulberry
And a mulberry grow by the house.
So close, in the personal quiet
Of a windy night, it brushes the wall
And sweeps away the day till we sleep.

A child said it, and it seemed true:
"Things that are lost are all equal."
But it isn't true. If I lost you,
The air wouldn't move, nor the tree grow.
Someone would pull the weed, my flower.
The quiet wouldn't be yours. If I lost you,
I'd have to ask the grass to let me sleep.

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Poet: Marvin Bell
Poem: To Dorothy
Poem of the Day: Oct 17 2007

Comment 656 of 656, added on November 26th, 2016 at 3:33 PM.

QrXtBI Thanks for sharing, it is a fantastic post.Significantly thanks yet again. Definitely Great.

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Comment 655 of 656, added on August 3rd, 2016 at 11:38 PM.

OjAkIR You could certainly see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

greal lana from Italy
Comment 654 of 656, added on July 6th, 2016 at 4:10 AM.

dJ6s4Q It as a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me

cuck your mom from Papua New Guinea

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