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You Need Not Know
SF (February,4,1937 / W. Columbia, WV, USA)

You Need Not Know

Poem By Sandra Fowler

House corners sing a wind song to the blues.
The air randomly flows with shadow trees.
You come to me across the fading fields.
The passion in your tired face lights the dusk.

I want to tell you, though you bring no flower,
That I have all I wanted from the fall,
But you press your hand hard against my mouth.
The moment is too simple for much speech.

You need not know I memorize you, Friend
Down to the missing buttons on your coat
For wisdom tells me all you have to give
Is written in the clean lines of the moon.

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not my cup of tea. but thanks for sharing with others. :)
‘For wisdom tells me all you have to give/Is written in the clean lines of the moon.’ Well poets have the monopoly to scribble so…and Ma’am you’ve done it…ably and its justly…fantastic… 10+ Ms. Nivedita
I love this one so much.It is heavenly.
I read and I became amazed how beautiful the poem is! Magnificent imagery is used like 'Down to the missing buttons on your coat'
any comment I could leave would be like ruining the fresh snow with footsteps........can I say nothing...John


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