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and we at bed and purest

September 26, 2011

from a lazarus by morgan downie

for me all purest leaves
that may a mountain move
with each morning will we
pleasures make, of buds
and buds that be, steep
the sing of gown valley
to the shepherd in gold

and in this flower morning
this kirtle of delights
the embroidered straw
a fragrant, fragrant
madrigal of thee
the wool of each
shall be gold to me

morning dances myrtle
groves my love
and we at bed and purest

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morgan downie lives and works in the leafy lushness of central Scotland. His collection stone and sea is available from Calderwood Press. He can be found at his website.

  1. Barbara LaMorticella
    September 29, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I love this. And the reading of it.

  1. October 4, 2011 at 7:04 am
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