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Trickle, Drops

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


TRICKLE, drops! my blue veins leaving! O drops of me! trickle, slow drops, Candid, from me falling—drip, bleeding drops, From wounds made to free you whence you were  
From my face—from my forehead and lips, From my breast—from within where I was conceal'd  
 —press forth, red drops—confession drops;
Stain every page—stain every song I sing, every word  
 I say, bloody drops;
  [ begin page 132 ]ppp.00473.132.jpg Let them know your scarlet heat—let them glisten; Saturate them with yourself, all ashamed and wet; Glow upon all I have written or shall write, bleeding  
Let it all be seen in your light, blushing drops.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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