NIS (4 September 1915 - 14 April 2005 / Youngstown, Ohio)


The hearts quest
for power over itself
Was not answered
By the lamp reflected
In the curved glare
Of the China cupboard

Its small pool of brightness

Nor the litany
Of the cracked record
Playing endlessly

The same song
Of wantonness
And despair


But the softness
That edges dreams and
Falls in crevices

And the shyness of
Moonbeams that lurk
In the folds
Of curtains

Was there.....

by Nellie Isabelle Steward Cooper

Comments (1)

Nice metaphors for life and the answers we seek that always seem just out of focus...well done...Coach