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Keep your face to the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

ANGEL, SWEET LADY by Hannah Welfare

ANGEL, SWEET LADY by Hannah Welfare

Tightens 

Ribbons

Around my plaits 




Presses

A coin 

Into my palm




I open my fingers

And the gold

Flashes

In the cold

Sun




At night

My sloe dark

Hair

Falls

To my waist




My pale Angel 




Drags

A wooden

Comb



From scalp to tip




Rapunzel

She says




Let down

Your hair




So a prince




One night

May

Scale your walls




And love you




As gold loves the sun

As the sparrow loves the sky




As you turn to

Sleep

Dear child




Let your hair

Pour over pillow

Into the 

Softness of your




Breathing



The Linnets Wings