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Mary Stanley

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Heraclitus at Epheseus Preached

Heraclitus at Epheseus preached
all things flow not knowing
the green flood rise and go
out of your deeps your beached
headlands your promontories to fill
all my waste places heaping
my rocks with seed to leap
knee-high in corn fulfil
the arbitrary ruling of my blood.
This thing that you have wrought
in me commands no age
but double anger of our mood
must touch or reach. I plead this love
as witness that we breathe and move.


Mary Stanley

Last updated 26 November, 2002