Portrait

Original Text: 
Louise Bogan, Body of this Death: Poems (New York: Robert M. McBride, 1923): 14. PS 3503 O195 B66 1923 Robarts Library.
1She has no need to fear the fall
2Of harvest from the laddered reach
3Of orchards, nor the tide gone ebbing
4    From the steep beach.
5Nor hold to pain's effrontery
6Her body's bulwark, stern and savage,
7Nor be a glass, where to forsee
8    Another's ravage.
9What she has gathered, and what lost,
10She will not find to lose again.
11She is possessed by time, who once
12    Was loved by men.
Publication Start Year: 
1922
Publication Notes: 
Liberator 5.4 (April 1922): 27
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.
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