a small piece (free)

Inspired by the phrase ‘All day long I have been working’, from the poem ‘Madonna of the Evening Flowers’ written by Amy Lowell.

This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

all the day
am working

the toil required
to keep warm
in the fire

the table
well laden

I do
what I must
to ensure
all is
what it must be

through each of those hours
I dream


and a yearning

to be home
to be with you
to be one
with my own spaces and places
well known


all the day long
I’ve been
working as I know I must do
all the day long
I have nurtured
my heart

kept a piece
one small piece of it
and untrammeled
by need

mundane requirement

I have placed it
in my mind
right there
beside you

our backs
warmed together
by fire


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