Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | April 23, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Lost Illusions

by Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880 – 1966).

 

 Lost Illusions (1922)

 

Oh, for the veils of my far away youth, 

Shielding my heart from the blaze of the truth, 

Why did I stray from their shelter and grow 

Into the sadness that follows—to know! 

 

Impotent atom with desolate gaze                                    5

Threading the tumult of hazardous ways— 

Oh, for the veils, for the veils of my youth 

Veils that hung low o’er the blaze of the truth!

 

Notes:

http://www.english.illinois.edu/Maps/poets/g_l/douglas-johnson/johnson.htm

http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/johnson_georgia_douglas.html


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