The Spanish Needle

Poem By Claude McKay

Ghosts are for the telling,
We call them experts and impressive,
As more of them appear from the woods.

Ghosts have understood us for the rules,
So that mastering is a problem and real;
Our mothers want us to comply and so they result.

Each ghost is great in beauty,
Full of foolish whims and ideas,
Their wish is to comprehend us, even to master us.

A little ghost is no liar, but one of them,
And that degree is hidden,
For we strive to alienate it as much as we can.

The baby is asleep, the ghosts do weep,
And I am fast away in slumber;
Much are ghosts to do the enormous chatter before they die.

Comments about The Spanish Needle

Each ghost is great in beauty, Full of foolish whims and ideas, Their wish is to comprehend us, even to master us. Ghost mastering... ghost understanding. ghost weeping....... nice ideas. dear poet. thank u. tony if time allows would u read my poem. if you die before me. thank you. tony
Liked your thought... A bit different to read.........
Great poem. God bless us all-MJG.
It's little scary...but nicely write... Like th way u write..


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