Poetic Devices (Project 3: Exercise 2)

This is one of my favourite poems:

Delay by Elizabeth Jennings (1953)

The radiance of the star that leans on me

Was shining years ago. The light that now

Glitters up there my eyes may never see,

And so the time lag teases me with how

 

Love that loves now may not reach me until

Its first desire is spent. The star’s impulse

Must wait for eyes to claim it beautiful

And love arrived may find us somewhere else.

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