My Love is Young

Original Text: 
Last Makings: Poems by Earle Birney (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1991): 114. PS 8503 I75L38 1991 Robarts Library
1my love is young & i am old
2she'll need a new man soon
4to laugh as one
5to eat and walk
6beneath our thirteen-year-old moon
7good moon good sun
8that we do love
9i pray the world believe me
10& never tell me when it's time
11that i'm to die
12or she's to leave me

Notes

3] clip: kiss, embrace. Back to Line
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2009
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Special Copyright: 

© the Estate of Earle Birney. This poem is protected by Canadian copyright law. RPO is grateful to Madam Justice Wailan Low, the executor of Earle Birney's literary estate, for permission to publish. Anyone wishing to reprint this poem must seek permission in advance from the Birney estate.