• The Wife-Woman

  • Anne Spencer

    Maker-of-sevens in the scheme of things

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  • From earth to star;

  • Thy cycle holds whatever is fate, and

  • Over the border the bar.

  • Though rank and fierce the mariner

  • Sailing the seven seas,

  • He prays, as he holds his glass to his eyes,

  • Coaxing the Pleiades.

  • Anne Spencer

    I cannot love them; and I feel your glad

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  • Chiding from the grave,

  • That my all was only worth at all, what

  • Joy to you it gave.

  • These seven links the Law compelled

  • For the human chain—

  • I cannot love them; and you, oh,

  • Seven-fold months in Flanders slain!

  • Anne Spencer

    A jungle there, a cave here, bred six

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  • And a million years,

  • Sure and strong, mate for mate, such