Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spearesques 11



That weight of worry shields me not from surprise assault

But burdens as would cuirass plate leadening the heart.

If care were gems, this manor would be a mine's hall, sparkling,

From which servitors might ferry ore, bright like stars,

Reflection from the heavens, for assay

And win fame for this house among those

Who account a man in what he can count in coin.


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