Poetry

Alan Gould: From ‘Nine Homages to Ralph Vaughan Williams’

From “Nine Homages to Ralph Vaughan Williams”   2. “A Running Set” (From the RVW of that title)   Bassoons send bees between the trees, a shoulder catches sun, and someone needs her dropped chemise if she can be outrun.   I do not need my dropped chemise.    I cannot be outrun, for shapeliest of bumblebees,    I run so If and Soon   disport themselves at brinks of choice    where lively is the dance with all who ever could rejoice    in their insouciance.   If you disport beside a creek, what if a damsel-fly should pause…

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