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Ab Incunabulis [revised]

by Clara Mae Gregory

From swaddling clothes

The babes do grow

Suckling wounds

And salving souls

In a new world old.


Author's Note: I am presently reviewing and revising my existing body of work......and I have a notebook full of new phrase fragments and vocabulary studies which I hope to eventually construct into new poetics.

Posted on 06/07/2016
Copyright © 2022 Clara Mae Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 02/01/18 at 10:24 PM

I too like to take a word or phrase that appears, perhaps unbidden, and see where it takes me in a poem. The contrast between suckling wounds and salving souls in interesting. As we grow, we hopefully learn to do both. Thanks Clara.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/02/18 at 01:03 PM

Would make a good entry poem to a novel, CM. Short...impactful.

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