Libra Writers and Poets
"It's a small apartment, I've barely enough room to lay my hat
and a few friends."
"I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
After four I'm under my host!"
"Look at him, a rhinestone in the rough."
"Salary is no object:
I want only enough to keep body and soul apart."
"You know, that woman speaks 18 languages,
and she can't say "no" in any of them."
The stars are soft as flowers, and as near;
The hills are webs of shadow, slowly spun;
No separate leaf or single blade is here-
All blend to one.
No moonbeam cuts the air; a sapphire light
Rolls lazily. and slips again to rest.
There is no edged thing in all this night,
Save in my breast.
I Know I Have Been Happiest
I know I have been happiest at your side;
But what is done, is done, and all's to be.
And small the good, to linger dolefully-
Gayly it lived, and gallantly it died.
I will not make you songs of hearts denied,
And you, being man, would have no tears of me,
And should I offer you fidelity,
You'd be, I think, a little terrified.
Yet this the need of woman, this her curse:
To range her little gifts, and give, and give,
Because the throb of giving's sweet to bear.
To you, who never begged me vows or verse,
My gift shall be my absence, while I live;
But after that, my dear, I cannot swear.
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