Love by the Ounce . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 February 2013

  • LOVE BY THE OUNCE, a Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about love …

LOVE BY THE OUNCE
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
24 February 2013

We sell our selves down the river by the ounce, not by the pound,
As politicians sell the common good to special interest groups.
Little by little. Principle by principle. Love by tiny hopeful love.
Like a baby crying for its mother
Like a viola longing for a bow
Like the self, fabricating other
As the still stream dreams the raging torrent
As Earth longs for the presence of her children
Like grace, never ending, never known

Image: “Redbud in Bloom, Angeles Crest,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Redbud in Bloom, Angeles Crest,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

–from Link: “Love by the Ounce,” a Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett, written in 2015; published on 24 February 2013 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5vN ..

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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