The Poetry of Ellin Anderson

THE ROBIN

Ellin Anderson
 

  Upon the coral-budded maple spray,
Against the glad expanse of limpid blue,
He asks the question that begins each day,
Entreating dusk without a trace of rue:

"Oh, is it not?" To finish his refrain,
And help him feed the brood within his nest,
I stand and rake the garden in the rain,
While saying "Love," through flames that match his breast.
  
Come share with me the innocence of mind
That guarantees a life without a flaw, 
Beloved bird!  It rests beyond my kind
To break the shell, but never break the law
 
In vales of Eden that we must transcend,
Where strains of rapture never had an end.
 

2009 by Ellin Anderson. All rights reserved.
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November in Camelot

Wassail Song
Veleda
Cinderella
The Rooster at Midsummer
Liberty Enlightens the People

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Three Bears
Song of the Lily
White Tree at Twilight
The Christmas Tree

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The Owl
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Pear-Petals
Photographing the Moon
A Rabbit
Rose, Do You Know
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The Harvest Chorus
The Maple Mask
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Song for the Harp

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Circe and Ulysses
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