The Lark
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The Lark

Waiting for November

Photo by Aaron Gilmore on Unsplash

His headstone verses were writ in wine
To draw the eyes unto the fact of death.
Lichen lines love-and-only-love remembers.
All, all, we knew were eyes of deepest blue
This good man’s eyes writ in blood
Mortal love will always end like this. Time
Weathers the stonemason’s art to a flat palimpsest
Of hieroglyphics which resemble not the zest
Of pumping blood. Stones do not record the passing
Shadows of a glance, a look. Kisses that we all desire…



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John E Marks

John E Marks


I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can