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I am looking for the poem "Only Thy Dust" but can find no reference to it anywhere. Where can I read it online?
-- Anonymous, September 18, 2000
You posted this query 4 years ago, but you never know.
You have been looking under the wrong rock...
It's by Don Marquis.
For you, my dear, here it is...
Only Thy Dust ... By Don Marquis, in "Poems and Portraits," 1922
Only thy dust is here, thy dust ... But when chill May uncloses Her petals and is June, I feel A heartbeat shake the roses.
Earth and the sun were sweet to us, Green grass and brooks and laughter ... And I cannot think of thee a ghost Within some strange hereafter.
Dawn and the hills were glad of us, Tossed corn and windy meadows ... And I should not know thee as a shade, Pallid among pale shadows.
Stars and the streams were friends to us, Clear skies and wintry weather ... And it was not wraith and wraith with us, But flesh and blood together.
Only the dust of thee is here ... But when mine own day closes I will lie down deside thee, love, And mingle with thy roses.
-- Anonymous, July 29, 2004